Challenge Status Quo, Break Barriers And Glass Ceilings, LASU Charges Female Students

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Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) has charged female students to challenge the status quo, and break barriers, and glass ceilings to achieve an equitable world.

The VC, represented by DVC (Administration) Prof. Adenike Omotunde Boyo, the Vice Chancellor spoke at the Buba Marwa Main Auditorium at the weekend.

The programme was organized by the Centre for Response and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (CRPSGBV) and Lagos State University Career Development Centre, in conjunction with the Mastercard Foundation and Terra Arts For The Academy (TAFTA).

They emphasised that the institution is resolved to train students, especially girls with the dream of achieving an equitable world, “Where our girls just like the boys are empowered with the right skills that would put them in good stead to fairly compete for the opportunities out there”.

She was particularly excited that the training specifically addressed skill acquisition in areas that are predominantly driven by male folks and considered no-go areas for females.

She appreciated all the partners for bringing the programme to LASU, the in-house teams, LCDC and CRPSGBV led by Prof. Obadofin and Dr. Ofem, respectively, for the great jobs they are doing to assist the students in fulfilling their potential.

Furthermore, the students were urged to dedicate themselves to extracting maximum benefit from the programme being aware that the participants will receive learning and enterprise support, access to internship opportunities and job linkages facilitated by MasterCard Foundation where their skills will be honoured.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates to all participants.

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