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Eyoanwan Otu’s ‘Girls in STEM’ Expands to Central and Northern Senatorial Districts in C’River

In an exciting development, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) training is set to kick off in the Central and Northern Senatorial districts of Cross River State this December 2023. This initiative, spearheaded by Rev. Mrs. Eyoanwan Bassey Otu, the Wife of the Governor of Cross River State, has already made significant strides in the Southern Senatorial District NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

The “Girls in STEM” project, an integral component of this initiative, has successfully trained over 600 girls in secondary schools across the Southern Senatorial District. The curriculum encompasses key areas such as Robotics, Basic Computing, Coding, and Gaming. The project is more than a training program; it’s a visionary effort to guide, mentor, and direct young minds toward pursuing careers and courses in STEM.

The emphasis on STEM education aligns with the broader vision of Cross River State’s Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, encapsulated in the “People’s First” initiative. The program aims to empower the youth, equipping them with technological skills crucial for the future. The results from the girls’ performances in the program showcase the tangible impact of this forward-thinking approach.

Rev. Mrs. Eyoanwan Otu’s commitment to fostering a tech-savvy and empowered younger generation is evident in the success of the Girls in STEM project. As STEM education continues to expand to new regions, it lays the foundation for a future where Cross River State’s youth can contribute actively to the evolving landscape of science and technology.

The STEM training initiative stands as a testament to the State’s dedication to nurturing a workforce ready for the challenges and opportunities of the future. As the seed for the State’s technological future, the Girls in STEM project is making significant strides in realizing a vision of progress and innovation.

By Efio-Ita Nyok, Negroid Haven