Girl child education is one of the critical demands in the 21st-century world, which sees a huge gender skew in society. Generally, the education of girl children remains the most contested issue where the priority to the education of male children is given more, resulting in girl children being left behind in the field of studies, exposure to technical knowledge, and employment opportunities.
Thereby, multiple international organisation around the world stresses the need to prioritise girl child education. Its importance is enumerated below:
- Reduced inequality: Girl child education reduces the inequality in society and allows balanced development where both genders are given equal opportunity.
- Better employment opportunity: Education for girl children means better exposure to the knowledge required for different job prospects, allowing them to tap market opportunities in a better manner.
- Access to quality education: Instead of being employed in the agricultural field or informal job for the sake of earning a livelihood for a family, the girl child education ensures that quality education is provided to all from a young age and saves them from exploitation.
Providing a girl child education is pivotal for the progress of any society. It is time that we take measures for the less learned people around us and take this matter seriously.