This was part of a communique issued at the end of a one-day engagement for selected media platforms on national gender policy and gender equity and social inclusion.
The event was themed, towards implementation of electoral integrity and accountability in Kwara State, courtesy of the International Women Communication Cenre (IWCC) and supported by the McAthur Foundation.
“There should be a level playing field for both male and female and equal opportunities to acquire education.
Speaking at the event, Executive Director of International Women Communication Centre, Hajia Nimota Goroso Giwa, said the programme was a media engagement to harvest input for domestication that will form the fulcrum of the national gender policy.
“We have collaborated with INEC, Ministries of Education and faith- based institutions all over the country to collect their input and what they think are the missing gaps or things that were not included to get it localised and gazetted before it is passed into law.
“We want gender mainstreaming to be applied in all aspect of our development”, she added.
Giwa said “This is an ongoing dialogue and we are going to have a conference in Kwara next year whereby all the issues we have articulated will be put together to form the national gender policy and taken to the Kwara State House of Assembly.