Gender Policy Unit

We (Fe/Male) can ascend the sky together.

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EDUCATION IS THE KEY

YOUR FUTURE IS OUR CONCERN

Education is not preparation for life, Education is life itsel -John Dewey

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Dr (Mrs) Eugenia Chika Akpa

The importance of a common playing field for all gender to participate actively in the development process cannot be overemphasized. The written and unwritten codes within cultural and traditional practices within societies has become factors which has served as inhibitors instead of the elixir that enhances equity.
The University being the highest citadel of learning is saddled with the responsibility of breaching the gap between nuances that hinders progress and development of society through various forms of redundant cultural practices and mores. As a result of advancement in science and medicine some of these cultural practices are considered dangerous to health, for example, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and early or forced marriage practices. Furthermore, social transformation and transformation generally has shown to us the imperative of education for all, and the abolition of all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV), which in the recent past and in this present time, is of great concern world over.
Through passed leadership of the Unit; Prof. Jummai Audi, and the immediate past, Prof. Binta Abdulkarim, the Unit has achieved a lot in making policies that are favorable for the promotion of equitable practices in the University and beyond. As the present Co-ordinator, we also will follow through with the footprint made available in order to advance achievements, and drive for policy change which are friendly.
I make a formal call to all stakeholders within and outside the country to lend a helping hand in achieving this vision of making the world a better place, where one is not relegated to the background on the basis of sex, and or color, but a place where humanity is prized above all else.
Equity for all becomes our watch word! Once again, I welcome all stakeholders to be a part of this journey of making Ahmadu Bello University a leading community in gender friendly relations!

Dr (Mrs) Eugenia Chika Akpa
Coordinator
Gender Policy Unit
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

MISSION


To strengthen the institutional mechanisms for the promotion of reliable gender policies on research, training, staff and students’ holistic development without bias.


VISSION


An integrative University system where trust, social justice and equity prevails.


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PROPOSED ABU DAY CARE CENTRE

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, under the leadership of Professor Ibrahim Garba in line with his vision to make ABU the leading University in Nigeria, Africa and the world has set up modalities and framework for the revival and rebuilding of a central University Creche.


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THE MAKING OF ABU ZOO (PARK)

THE MAKING OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA ZOO (PARK)

PROPOSED ABU ZOO (PARK)

This is an initiative programme of the Vice Chancellor’s Committee on the protection of Kubanni Reservoir, ABU Zaria. Specifically, part of its mandate centres on the conservation of animal species in the university



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Workshops

The followings are some of the workshops attended by the unit.

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Key points of action between GPU, ABU and the FIRA

A workshop on Research Methodology, Writing and Research Reporting organized by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) on 12th to 13th April 2018 at Institute for Develpoment Research, A.B.U Zaria and three researchers from Gender Policy Unit of Ahmadu Bello University were trained. Earlier in February 2018 a meeting was held.....

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Launching and commissioning ofYASMIN El-Rufai Foundation

The Gender Policy Unit of Ahmadu Bello University witnessed the launching of Yasmin El- Rufai Foundation as on July 22nd 2017 at Kaduna Trade Fair Complex. Activities at the launching centered on the legacy of Yasmin as a crusader of enhancing literacy level and creativity among women and children in addition to empowering the vulnerable

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Report on a book Launch 'Yes I can'

The book presentation and launch ’Yes I Can’ authored by Malama Murjanatu Suleiman-Shika was a huge success. It was an event which gathered men and women from all works of life and gathered also female secondary and primary students from all around Kaduna and its environment. The event gave an opportunity for the yearning voice of the girls to be heard.

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IOWA Resource International Services: Brief on delegation visit to ABU

The Executive Director of Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS Inc. USA) Mr Del Christensen visited ABU Zaria with others on 20 June 2016 to seek for the inclusion of YES Alumni in the Peer2Peer project that is meant to counter online extremism in Nigeria. IRIS Inc. is a not for profit NGO based in Iowa USA. The organization is involved in Education....

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    Postgraduate Studies, Samaru main campus Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

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