Nkoli Ogbodu, the International Women Society (IWS) Presidents in Nigeria has complained of difficulties faced by parents of twin children in sending them to schools.
She was speaking with Reporters on Sunday at the sidelines of the Twins Day Festival 2019
She said it’s been “observed with worry the increasing number of mothers of twin children in our communities who are daily begging to feed their children.
“We have also observed, especially with fraternal twins, that it is only the boy that is sent to school while the girl is made to assist the mother in menial jobs.
She blamed the whole situation on “the present economic downturn” the nation.
Ogbolu noted that the parents’ inability to send their twin children to school was affecting them emotionally and psychologically, adding that they were in dire need of support to educate the children.
Scholarships for out-of-school children
The International Women Society says within the last 20 years it has only been able to provide scholarships for many single children.
Ogbodu called on the public, private organisations and good-spirited Nigerians to come all-out and support the society’s efforts at getting more twins to the classrooms.
Mrs Agota Horváth, the Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Hungary’s, who commended the IWS president for the initiative, described the birth of twin children as God’s miracle.