The Bad Investment Of Educating a Girl

Dollar and Naira bills [Photo Credit: NairaFX]

Is it true that it’s not profitable to educate a girl? In Nigeria, we hear this lie all the time, that educating a girl is a waste of money. She will be married off, they say, and her husband will reap the rewards. She may not be able to hold a job, they say, especially if it conflicts with raising the children, so why waste money on someone who will become a housewife? How many girls get poor education compared to their male counterparts because of this ideology that it is a bad investment? 

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YLF International Day of the Girl Essay Writing Competition

YLF International Day of the Girl Essay Writing Competition

To participate in this competition, our young ladies will be required to write a short essay of not more than 300 words on the theme “My voice, our equal future” highlighting why girls should live free from gender-based violence and how this will make Nigeria a better place for everyone, for a chance to receive an educational grant worth N50,000.

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