As I strongly believe the saying that goes "when you educate a woman, you have educated the whole society" It is quite clear, and putting in mind that even in marriage, it is the woman who takes great care of the family, there is need for education on these women by all means.
A woman is the first teacher starting from the family, to the church and so on. If she has no education, it means every other step may fail. Some parents in some communities in my country Kenya do not consider girl education. They say that girls will eventually get married with all the knowledge after a lot of money is spent on her and will go to benefit the family where she will get married to - bearing in mind that education in Kenya is very expensive. Such parents consider boys education. The present generation (some parents) has changed a bit as the current parents have been empowered and more programmes have been held in which parents have been sensitized and been given the disadvantages and advantages of educating a girl. To this effect, life is changing slowly by slowly.
Now go to the class room - girls tend to be having challenges in science subjects, those who get the little opportunity to study, choose Arts subjects (they refer to them as cheap subjects) they do not like science subjects and therefore have negative attitude towards science subjects thus perform poorly in them in the National examinations.
There is need for motivation to these girls to be able to like the science subjects in order to compete the boys thus push the competition further when it comes to job market.
It is a high time, organization supporting women education came up and rescued the situation for our women / girls. Free education for girls taking special subjects, and those who perform very well should be given priority as a means of motivating them. Rhobai firstname.lastname@example.org
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