‘Countries that don’t support girl child education prone to low GDP’
Former Liberian Presidential aspirant, MacDella Copper has said countries that don’t support girl-child education are liable to low Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Copper, speaking at the 5th edition of the She Forum Africa conference, said educating young girls is important for a balanced nation.
“If you look across Africa, there is a correlation between a country’s GDP and women’s involvement, and there is also a correlation between women’s pay rate and the education system,” she said.
She maintained that countries that push girl-child education have higher GDP because two people are working towards building a home, community or nation.
According to her, it is time to put strong policies behind the talk.
“If there is an agency without female representation, there should be a fine, because we can’t just talk about women involvement without women seeing other women in governmental space. They will feel reluctant to go in.”
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