The Nigeria Medical Association Committee on Girl Child Education has revealed that more than
50, 000 Nigerian girl-children die annually of complications arising from poorly done abortions.
National President of the Committee, Chidi Esike while speaking during an awareness campaign organized by the Committee at Model Girls’ Secondary School, Ugwuachara, Ebonyi State, said most of these young girls lack sex education and are thus influenced by their peers to engage in sexual activities.
He however implored the female students to focus on their studies and avoid distractions that often lead them to have sex before they are mature.
“The theme of this particular project is Adolescence and the Education of the Girl Child-Negotiating the Mine Field. We decided to interact with the students to create awareness of the major challenges facing them in their education through lectures and help them find best solutions that will make their education most effective,” Dr. Esike said.