The Africa Report - - MAILBAG -

As a staunch fem­i­nist, I am pleased that the Ijaw National Academy has a 50:50 gen­der bal­ance ad­mis­sions pol­icy [‘Bayelsa Ed­u­ca­tion: From Tim­buktu to ToruOrua’, TAR107 Apr-june 2019]. It’s too easy to be se­duced into think­ing about the harm a lack of ed­u­ca­tion does to boys and how they could be­come crim­i­nals, but un­e­d­u­cated women are also a bane to so­ci­ety and I’m glad these ad­min­is­tra­tors are not al­low­ing benev­o­lent sex­ism to affect their de­ci­sion-mak­ing.

R. Iy­oha, Univer­sity of La­gos, Nigeria

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