Sys­tem­atic ap­proach needed to help women curb cor­rup­tion – Group

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE - By Lat­i­fat Opoola

To im­prove the so­cioe­co­nomic lives of women in the so­ci­ety, a sys­tem­atic ap­proach is needed to as­sist them curb cor­rup­tion in their dif­fer­ent spheres of life.

This was stated dur­ing the just con­cluded 3rd bi­en­nial zonal con­fer­ence, or­gan­ised by the as­so­ci­a­tion of Women in Col­leges of Ed­u­ca­tion, North-Cen­tral zone.

The theme of the con­fer­ence is ‘Role of Ed­u­ca­tion in Curb­ing Cor­rup­tion and Youth Un­em­ploy­ment in the 21st Cen­tury’.

The na­tional pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Mrs Mary O. Aibangbe, who noted that nec­es­sary steps must be taken to com­bat the neg­a­tive ef­fects of cor­rup­tion, added that due to the cur­rent hap­pen­ings in the coun­try, many youths were be­com­ing way­ward.

She added that the role of ed­u­ca­tion as the most ver­i­ta­ble tool in com­bat­ing the men­ace can­not be over em­pha­sized, adding that the con­fer­ence is in­tended to an­nu­ally create op­por­tu­ni­ties for women to as­sem­ble, har­monise ideas and com­pare notes on is­sues both­er­ing, not only women, but the na­tional in­ter­est gen­er­ally.

She called on the women to work on the rec­om­men­da­tions of the com­mu­nique and im­prove on them in the in­ter­est of the na­tion.

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