Zuma Emphasizes Need To Educate Girl Child

The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has advised members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Africa region to go to school and ensure they take their studies very seriously so as to become relevant to themselves and the society in future.

In her keynote address during  the conference held recently in Lagos, Zuma said that girls and young women need to be educated and empowered for them to grow up to make meaningful contributions not only to their families and communities, but also to the larger society.

She also advised the young girls to value their bodies and equally warned them against the dangers of child marriage, teenage pregnancy, as well as HIV/ AIDS that could truncate their future.



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