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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Thursday, September 28 • 9:00am - 11:00am
[VIRTUAL] Enrolment and retention of girls in Basic Education in Nigeria: The situation analysis (280903)

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There have been introductions of different policies and programs both local and international in the past to bring about an increase in enrolment and retention of girls in basic education in Nigeria. In spite of these efforts, there still remains significant gaps in enrollment and retention of girls compared to boys in schools in the country as attendance rates for girls are still lowThe panel examines how various infrastructural, psychological, social, economic and other factors militate against all efforts to enhance enrolment of girls in basic Education. it also examines how past and existing policies and programs in Basic Education effectively address disparity in enrolment of pupils, it ascertains the proportion of girls' enrolment in Basic Education in the focal areas and discusses how the push and pull factors for dropping out of schools among the girls can be further addressed effectively.

Time: Sep 28, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Dr. Yewande Ademorin Asekun

general hospital lagos island
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Wakil Asekun

Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos,Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria
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Dr. Elizabeth Ibukunoluwa Olowookere

Lecturer, University of Lagos
Dr. Elizabeth Olowookere is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Lagos. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2005 and 2009 respectively from the... Read More →

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Wakil Asekun

Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos,Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria

Thursday September 28, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am EDT