Adolescents shine at girls in ICT debates

To encourage girls’ participation in information and communication technology, Plan International held a quiz and debate on tech to mark International Women’s Day.

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Winners of the ICT debate.

Adolescents from schools in Abuja shone like the stars and dazzled spectators at Plan International Nigeria’s ICT for girls quiz and debate to mark International Women’s Day.

All the participants were eloquent and showed brilliance in the competitive contest on the topic: “Is Technology a Critical Component of the Education of Students today?”

More girls in tech

Country Director, Plan International Nigeria, Mr. Charles Usie, who was represented by Communications Advisor, Yunus Abdulhamid, called for more girls’ participation in information and communication technology (ICT) careers to boost a more dynamic technology sector and enhance innovation and productivity.

For us as a country to advance in what we do, we need more participation of girls in ICT.

He said the programme was to help stimulate conversation among girls in ICT. “For us as a country to advance in what we do, we need more participation of girls in ICT in our world today,” he said.

The top 3 schools in both categories were rewarded with a 6 month ICT mentorship with TechHer, a partner organisation of Plan International that promotes girls and women in the technology sector.

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