MOUAU Attains 50 Percent Affirmative Action For Women

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, has surpassed the United Nations (UN) target of 35 percent affirmative action for women.

This was disclosed by Prof. Hilary Odo Edeoga, Vice-chancellor of the institution who said that MOUAU has achieved 50 per cent affirmative action, citing the number of women holding positions as head of departments, deans, directors, among other top positions.

Speaking at a recent ceremony marking the 2014 International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration organized by the Centre for Gender and Child Development (CGCD) of MOUAU, the vice – chancellor said that women have through their proven capabilities begun to earn the confidence of men and could no longer be neglected in every society.

Edeoga noted that the management of MOUAU was desirous of making the institution a global player; hence it is giving women equal opportunities to express their potential and contribute to the development of the university and the nation at large.



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