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FUNAAB launches 1st gender policy in Nigeria

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By Okunloye Abiodun

The launch of the policy will enhance institutional outcomes and development.

As of Tuesday, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) became the first university in Nigeria to implement a gender policy. Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders in Abeokuta at the school premises titled “FUNAAB Gender Responsiveness in Agricultural Research for Improved Institutional Outcomes and Development”, Prof. Petra Saghir, who is the chairperson of the FUNAAB Gender Policy Review Committee, stated that the policy was implemented with the goal of improving institutional outcomes and development. Saghir made clear that institutions that do not consider gender would still use their best workers as a substitute.

She noted the difference between gender sensitivity and women’s empowerment, pointing out that they are both gender-related as well as women’s empowerment initiatives. In a situation where male children require greater focus, focus on them; yet, if it is female children who require assistance, focus on them as well; such programs are gender sensitive. Many males are vocal in their support for women’s rights because they believe that a peaceful home is a prerequisite for their own happiness.

Gender equality should not be taken with levity hand.

In order for all other institutions to gain advantages, FUNAAB is in a very strategic and central location. Building up the institutional capacity to address these policy issues is something that can be done. She explained further that one should not be nonchalant when it comes to gender because, if they are not careful, they are going to inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings or do something that regular people may not be able to comprehend.

Moreover, Professor Olusola Kehinde, the acting Vice Chancellor of the Institution, stated in his remarks that the institution continues to be a leader in the sector in terms of gender equity. In addition, Prof. Kehinde mentioned that the organization had a long history of promoting initiatives to increase the number of women holding leadership positions. He mentioned that the organization had been recognized as gender friendly and that there was a zero-tolerance policy in place for sexual harassment and violence based on gender.

People should be gender-responsive to achieve transformative development.

According to the university’s acting vice chancellor, it is essential for the community of the university to be empowered and engaged in order to be gender-responsive in research, learning, and character, as well as community engagement in order to achieve transformative development. This will make it possible for the university to consistently be at the front in leading inclusive practices, ensuring that the university is in a good position to respond to arising gender equity challenges for the benefit of overall progress and development.

The Gender Policies, which provide the system that will ensure that the institution is guided by the principles of equal opportunity, respect, and inclusion, have been introduced by the Gender Document Committee, he said. Additionally, the policy stated that each and every member of the university had a duty to make an effort to create a fair working and educational environment. The university values the relationships that have developed since 2008 between African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and their great university.

Strong leadership is needed to achieve priority in Agriculture.

Through Zoom, a consultant from Uganda on agricultural research and development, Mrs. Monica Kapiriri, contributed to the discussion as well. She said that in order to produce training, research, and extension output that is intended to address the priorities of a variety of men and women in the agricultural sector, there needs to be strong leadership. The Gender Policy Review Committee chairperson, Saghir, added that gender equality, equity, and justice should be promoted at all times, so the same opportunities given to a male should also be given to a female.


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Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This is a good initiative from FUNAAB ,it will go a long way in building the moral of the students that all students are the no matter the course you study or your gender,they have the same opportunity or access to things.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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1 year ago

The launch of the policy will enhance institutional outcomes and development. This is a very good development it help to improve our student.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

This is a good policy that will developed thing alot equality in gender and more it will improve the ability and development of the student

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

The implementation of the policy will lead to improved outcomes and development at the institution. This is an extremely positive change, and it will help our students in the long run.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
1 year ago

A lot of men are loud in their support for women’s rights because they realize that domestic harmony is essential to their own contentment.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
1 year ago

It takes strong leadership to bring forth results in the areas of training, research, and extension that can be used to address the needs of a wide range of men and women working in agriculture.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
1 year ago

Results and progress at the institution as a whole will increase after the policy is put into place. This is a huge improvement that will benefit our pupils down the road.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
1 year ago

The policy was created with the intention of enhancing the outcomes and development of the institution, and those who do not take gender into account will continue to use their most capable employees as a substitute.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
1 year ago

the distinction between gender sensitivity and women’s empowerment, highlighting the fact that both gender sensitivity and women’s empowerment are gender-related and involve women’s empowerment programs.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

Such programs are gender sensitive, meaning that they will prioritize the needs of boys if that is what is needed, but will also help girls if they have similar needs.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

Because they believe that a peaceful home is necessary for their own happiness, many men are outspoken in their support for women’s rights. One reason for this is that women’s rights have traditionally been seen as a means of achieving this.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

The company had been given the “gender friendly” designation, and it was known that there was a policy in place that had a zero-tolerance attitude toward sexual harassment and violence based on gender.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

One should not be flippant about gender, as this could lead to unintentional offense or actions that the average person would not understand.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
1 year ago

This is an ideal process that will significantly advance gender equality, as well as the capabilities and growth of the student body as a whole.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 year ago

This is a good thing. The policy states guiding principles to create a fair working and educational environment will be introduce. it will improve the ability and development of the student.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
1 year ago

This is really a nice initiative. The gender policy introduced by FUNAAB will help reinforce the importance of gender in our society. Especially for the female gender, more importance will be drawn towards the girl child.

SarahDiv
Member
1 year ago

In our days and in this generation gender discrimination should be a thing of the pass. It shouldn’t be mentioned amongst us. Thanks to FUNAAB launches 1st gender policy in Nigeria.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
1 year ago

FUNAAB has done very well to be the first to launch gender policy is the need policy in Nigeria. Gender equality must be promoted and gender violence should be stopped.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
1 year ago

FUNAAB is in a very advantageous and central location that will benefit all other institutions. It is possible to increase institutional capacity to handle these policy concerns.

theApr
theApr
Member
1 year ago

The Gender Document Committee has introduced the Gender Policies, which provide the framework for ensuring that the institution is guided by the values of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunity.