Lagos - Toyin Saraki, the Guest of Honour at the
70th anniversary of the Holy Child College (HCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos, has
encouraged students at the school to take advantage of the opportunity and
privilege of education as it was a crucial tool to building a future free from
discrimination and poverty.
A former student at the school, Saraki spoke as she launched
the school’s ‘Action, Not Words,’ a special publication on the history,
accomplishments and achievements of the school.
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“It gives me great pleasure to be participating in this Back
to School initiative of my alma mater, and to share with current students of
Holy Child College that they can achieve whatever they set their sights at,” said Saraki.
She emphasised on the benefits of educating the girl child.
Saraki, wife of Senate President, Bukola, encouraged the
girls at the HCC to work hard, while aiming to take up roles/positions that are
currently being dominated by the male gender, especially in leadership,
governance and innovation.
She also emphasised education would play a crucial role in
eliminating social vices against women and girls such gender-based violence,
female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and forced, early and child marriages
- CAJ News