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Don Charges Women To Develop Their Knowledge On SDGs…As NAUW-FUNAAB Holds Get-together

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February 9, 2023

A Professor of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) in the Department of Communication and General Studies, Prof. Helen Bodunde has challenged women to remove stereotypism in their engagements with students and be deliberate to develop their knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

She made this known while speaking on the topic, “The Role of Women in The Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals”, at the programme, organized by The Nigerian Association of University Women (NAUW), FUNAAB Chapter to mark the End of the Year 2022 and usher in a New Year with the Theme “Women: Agents in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”.

Prof. Helen Bodunde described women as agents of change that can multi-task, and early adapters of programmes, adding that they are naturally positioned as influencers.

She emphasized on the need for them to lead by example, engage members of their households, mentor students in their different groups on SDGs, and collaborate with them in filling identified gaps on implementation of SDGs in their community.

Prof. Bodunde stated that SDGs is for everyone and not for a group of people, and encouraged them not to look down on anyone, noting that everyone is indispensable irrespective of their level or class.

Earlier in his Remarks, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Kehinde represented by the Librarian, Prof. (Mrs.) Fehintola Onifade commended NAUW-FUNAAB for their contributions towards the development of students and the University at large.

He disclosed that he is glad to be associated with them, stating that he is committed to women and institutional development and wished them well in their activities.

Speaking on the aim of the Association, the President, NAUW-FUNAAB, Prof. Emily Ayo-John, disclosed that NAUW is an Association of women graduates with the purpose of promoting life-long education for girls, equality, empowerment and access to quality education and training to the highest levels.

She added that the Association keys into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, which has a direct impact on girls and women education, empowerment and well-being, stressing that they are committed to achieving the goals.

She implored the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Kehinde to provide more support for them so they can stand stronger and be more effective in discharging their duties.

Last Updated on February 9, 2023 by FUNAAB



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