Professional group claims there is a severe shortage of qualified women engineers in Nigeria.

The Association of Practising Women Engineers in Nigeria has issued a plea to educators, parents, and policymakers to inspire the next generation of female engineers.

At a one-day workshop titled “She Engineer and Digitalization,” organization chairperson Justina John Ulafor issued the following request for more women to pursue careers in engineering.

Engineer Ulafor declared that the group is increasing its efforts to raise awareness among young women about the opportunities and rewards that exist for them in the field of engineering.

She claims, “We have done our STEM examinations to explore how we might inspire the girl-child pupils in the secondary school to do the tests.

We hope that by doing this, we will help close the gender gap in STEM fields and inspire more young women to pursue careers in engineering.

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Since an engineer is expected to be an entrepreneur, “we encourage those who are already engineers to stay put through a mentorship programme, Capacity Building in Entrepreneurship.”

The incoming chairman, Engineer Faith Edu, echoed this sentiment, saying that their goal is to “encourage the girl child towards pursuing a career in engineering and breaking stereotypes.”

Scholarships and other honors were presented at the ceremony.

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