Rifkatu Magaji, Principal, Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Yola, urges the Federal Government to include gender studies in academic curriculum from primary school up to tertiary level.
Magaji made the call during a sensitisation on Gender- Based Violence on Thursday in Yola.
The programme was organised by the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development with support from Spotlight Initiative.
The principal, who was represented by Gilando Kwem, a teacher in the school, said the call became imperative in view of the rising cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the country.
Magaji promised to step down the knowledge learnt to other students of the school.
She also called on the authorities to ensure stringent punishment on perpetrators of gender based violence as they constitute a menace to the society.
Amina Ali, Programme Assistant of the foundation in Adamawa, noted that the aim of the project was to work with relevant stakeholders to end the menace which had become rampant over the years.
She called on the general public especially parents not to hesitate in reporting any forms of GBV.
According to her, none reportage of such cases make perpetrators to be emboldened to commit more of such atrocities in the future.
Fatima Mandara, representative of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), urged the school girls not to hesitate in reporting any form of sexual based violence to the authorities.
According to her, the NHRC is always ready to receive and act on any form of human rights violation