There are many laws, statutes, conventions and even a special day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate women worldwide.
The aim of this is to underscore and uphold the various rights of women, which over the years have either been out rightly ignored, denied or abrogated by cultural practices. One of such rights is the right to education which is a universal right. In many societies, women are denied the right to education in addition to other rights. The saying that “if you educate a woman, you educate the whole society” is germane here.
Women like men have the right to pursue education without any encumbrance. They have special needs and peculiarities which should not be denied. The right of women to education means the right to be educated from the basic level (primary school) up to the highest level (tertiary education). No society will prosper and develop if the womenfolk are not educated. Indeed, to educate a woman is to educate the larger society. More laws need to be promulgated to outlaw withdrawing girls from schools or even not enrolling them at all.