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International Day of Women and Girls In Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This Science fair was an IHS initiative in partnership with TechQuest STEM Academy for female students in junior secondary schools from low fee-paying private and public secondary schools in Lagos.

A focus of IHS’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts is ensuring females enter the talent pipeline for high-growth STEM sectors to attain the most effective returns that help achieve the SDGs.

The Science fair had up to 180 female Junior secondary students in attendance. The participants had 3 sessions:

  • ICT: Coding & Programming
  • Engineering: STEM & Robotics
  • Basic Science