Gender Gap in STEM: Parents, teachers have roles to play to enhance girls involvement
Stakeholders at the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science have underscored the roles of parents and teachers in increasing the quota of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the virtual conference held on Sunday was “A Home Is a Catalyst For Girls To Flourish In Science’’.
Seventeen-year-old Victory Yinka-Banjo, one of the panelists and Ambassador for the Technovation Girls International Coding Community and App Developer, said it was important for girls to discover themselves and identify their passions early in life.
“I like discovering things, I love solving things and learning new things."