Thursday, 8 March 2018

2018 IWD: Betta Edu leads Malabress to shut down UNICAL says I disagree with PMB on women's role

| 9 March, 2018 | Kelvin Ezor

Dr.  Betta Edu, a one time Student's Union Government Vice President of the University of Calabar UNICAL who currently is the DG Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency in collaboration with the office of the Vice President UNICAL, SUG took the university campus by storm when they brought activities on campus to a stand still as female students known as Malabress took a walk round the school environment in celebration of the 2018 International Women's Day. 

Dr Betta Edu while speaking, admonished female students of University of Calabar to remain focused on their studies and work harder to achieve their dream goals. What a man can do you can do better!

Go all out, don't be intimidated, society needs your contribution, build capacity and press for progress!

Speaking further, Dr Betta Edu disagrees with President Buhari on the role of women in the society as women are capable of handling more complex and sophisticated functions that help build society. She said that women can never be relegated to domestic roles only. She called on Mr. President to take a leave from Governor Ben Ayade who is empowering women as agents of positive change in the society.  She recounts that about 10 years ago, she was in the University of Calabar as a student and Vice President of SUG but today, her hard work has earned her a place where she is today and she urges female students not to settled for domestic roles rather they should press for progress in academics, careers and in all spheres of endeavours where their male counterparts thrive.

"you can be a President, Governor, Senator, House of Representatives Member, Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Dean of a faculty, HODs, CEO etc" "All you need to do is work harder and trust God as your source" says Dr Betta Edu.

The students in excitement, all echoed Yes, we are capable!

The DG tasks them on producing the next President of SUG, University of Calabar and promises to sponsor any female candidate for the position.

Also speaking, the Vice President SUG (UNICAL) Miss Chioma Kalu who could not hide her joy of being a woman said she was proud to be a woman. Recounting her beginning as a student in the University of Calabar, when she was in year one, said that, that was the time the DG, Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu was the Vice President, SUG and today she ( Chioma Kalu) is the Vice President while Dr Betta Edu is a DG. 
Chioma therefore urges female students not to look down on themselves but to be more determined in realizing their aspirations.

Kelvin Ezor writes from Calabar