- To provide community oriented services like workshop, seminars, conferences or lectures in order to sensitize the University and the host community in Gender related matters.
- To gather and disseminate information which further deepens the understanding of women and men, from knowledge developed through the Centre’s activities in research and other related activities
- To promote academic and professional courses in Gender Studies
- To provide the needed knowledge that will enable scholars and students to develop a capacity to show appreciation for issues relating to gender.
- To encourage and support mainstreaming of gender issues in IBB University Lapai.
- To maintain resources for and models for excellence in gender-related research.
- To publish reports, lectures and scholarly papers in gender and gender related topics.
- To attract funding from donors to conduct research on gender issues.
- To encourage inter-cultural exchanges.
SCOPE OF THE CENTRE
Nigeria is the focal target of the Centre, with special interest on Niger state and other surrounding central states with the aim of addressing issues that constraint Nigerian women and children to actualizing optimal self-development and participation in their communities. Through this, the Centre will train women in skills and also create awareness for some who are distressed to get back into conventional education system.
COMPOSITION OF CENTRE
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State has a Board with the Vice chancellor as the Chairman who gives guidance in policy implementation and other general decisions concerning the Centre. The Director of the Centre communicates and advocates the Universities highest level of integrity and compliance to all relevant administrative to all relevant administrative policies and regulations of the Centre for research projects.
Establish as an outlet and space for the University community to access policies, resources and information on gender related issues, the Centre organizes Seminars, workshops, research, training, sensitization and advocacy to create awareness mostly to indigents and women folks for self-reliance. The Centre has help in shaping Niger States and the immediate University’s community perception on gender related matters. This is attested through the recent advocacy program in collaboration with the RAISE Foundation headed by the Governor’s wife Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs.) Amina Sani Abubakar in 2018. In deed this is a proof that the Centre goes beyond the university in its plans and activities. In addition, the Centre has in its plan an education advocacy programme for indigents, girl-child drop-outs, child and early marriage victims (Another Chance) to get them back to school system streamline. In the near future, a degree programme in Gender Studies will kick off. However, to experience optimal success there has to be a flow of funds from government agencies, international and non-governmental organizations. This will enable the Centre to promote the University to become a pillar in promoting a just and equitable society with equal opportunities.
Photos of Vice Chancellor and Director, Centre for Gender Affairs
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State