BBN Bisola to attend UN Assembly as education ambassador

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The first runner up of BBNaija, Bisola Aiyeola, who is presently one of the ONE.org ambassadors, will be attending the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York to campaign for girls’ education. The campaign aims to increase the access and quality of education for girls in Nigeria, with an emphasis on the northern part of Nigeria.

Going as a ONE ambassador, a role she won while participating in the ‘Back to School’ presentation task, during the reality show, Aiyeola called on Nigerian lawmakers to prioritize girls’ education.

Bisola speaking as ONE Ambassador

She highlighted the barriers to girls’ education in Nigeria and presented possible solutions to ensuring every girl in Nigeria completes primary and secondary school.

ONE’s #GirlsCount campaign focuses on the importance of girls’ education, recognizing that globally, 130 million girls are out of school, with 51 million of them in Africa, and, at least, 10.5 million of them in Nigeria alone.

Because poverty is sexist, it disproportionately affects women and girls. Nigerian girls’ participation rate in education remains lower than boys’ across all levels of education, particularly at senior secondary level. In primary school, 31% of Nigerian girls are out of school compared to 27% of boys.

Bisola at UN Assembly in New York

While commenting on the presentation, Serah Makka, ONE Nigeria’s director, said “We are proud to congratulate Bisola! Her presentation was very moving as she highlighted the status of girls education. ONE looks forward to working with her to take our Campaign to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September.”

“During the UN General Assembly we will ask Nigerian and other African leaders to make education work for every girl by 2030, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4. The event which will last for a week will be attended by various world leaders.”

Other ambassadors for the ONE campaign include Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Bonang Matheba, and Waje.

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