“The future of this country is going to be very bleak for the male-child [tomorrow’s husbands].
How many girls do you see hawking clothes?
Go to Onitsha, they are all men.
“We have looked round and have come to see that there is a neglect of boys in education. Who are armed robbers on the streets? They are mostly the boys.
“Let us concentrate on training boys.”
The National Council of Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria, NCCWO, on Thursday warned against the alarming drop of male-child in education. With the drop, the group noted that in the next 10 years, there would be a scarcity of men being able to be realhusbands to a woman in the country.
The organisation National President, Felicia Onyeabo, stated this at a briefing to herald the inauguration of Cor Mariae College, Abuja.
“The NCCWO feels that a vacuum is being created, and very soon,we shall be faced with asituation where our educated girl-child will not find a corresponding suitable boy-child to marry. This is because more boys drop out of school, apparently because the high rate of unemployed youth discourages our young boys from appreciating the need to be educated,” Madam Felicia said.