Marry educated women for better life – University dean advises men
A female professor in Zamfara state, Prof. Bilkisu Shinkafi, has called on men to marry educated women so as to check social vices in the society.
Prof. Shinkafi made the call on Tuesday, in Gusau, at a Town Hall meeting prepared by the Zamfara Circle, an NGO
The Dean of the Faculty of Science at the Federal University, Gusau, mentioned that many of the vices displayed by youths in the state were performed by children of illiterate mothers who failed to discover ways to train their children.
She declared that marrying an educated woman would eradicate thuggery, illness, illiteracy, poverty and hunger from the society “as such mothers will ensure that their children go to school to become better citizens of the society”.
She also described that the problem of maternal, neonatal and infant mortality would be notably addressed thereby ensuring a better society.
Guest Speaker of the occasion that is also the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, asserted the state had been going backwards in the past years.
He called for a collaboration between the government as well as the citizens to address the problems facing the statend.
The SSG, who stated the state government’s willingness towards such partnership, called on NGOs in the state organizations to help out with coordinating activities of various groups in the communities, especially youths, for progress.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of the circle, Mallam Gazali Shehu said the forum was aimed at creating a platform where the people would come together to discuss the vast potentials of the state and how to harness them for development.