By HENRIETTA GONZUK
WIFE of the Plateau State Governor, Regina Lalong has given out laptops to girls who participated and performed excellently at the just concluded 2 weeks special ICT CISCO Get Connected Training on empowering the girl child from the three senatorial zones of Plateau State.
The event took place at the Banquet Hall Government House Little Rayfield, Jos.
Regina who was delighted at the outstanding performance of the girls said this has motivated her to do more for the girl-child in the state.
She promised to increase the number of ICT compliance in the girl-child in public schools in the state.
This she said would not only improve the life of the girl child, but women and the vulnerable in the society.
She urged the girls to utilize ICT in their education, social skills and entrepreneur purposes.
Regina advised the girls to build on the knowledge acquired to break educational barriers or social stereotype.
Earlier in his remark, Co-coordinator of Switch Foundation, Dr. Jinung applauded Regina Lalong for being a silent achiever, stating that her achievements in the state for the past four years especially in supporting concern treatment and sickle cell awareness campaign and many others cannot be over looked.
Dr. Jinung said the aim of the ICT programme was to bridge the proficiency gap between the boys and girls in computer literacy.
In their goodwill messages, Permanent Secretary Education, Mr. Freeman Nanbol Kum, Permanent Secretary Women Affairs, Hassana Ayika and CEO AMCRS represented by the facilitator CISCO Johnathan Condyi commended the wife of the governor for ensuring that the girl-child in the state was not relegated to the background, adding that the training would receive the girls from gender marginalization and would bridge the digital divide between the male and female.
They urged the participants to impact what they have been taught.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of CISCO certificates, school bags to participants while the best three students from each senatorial zone were given Laptops.