Mrs Vivian Priscilla Doe-Ablorsu, Volta Regional Manager of the Presbyterian Education Unit, has called on stakeholders in education to build the capacity of women so that they can assume leadership roles.
That, she said, was the surest way for women to collaborate with their male counterparts towards achieving quality education.
Mrs Doe-Ablorsu made the call at the 6th quadrennial Volta Regional Delegates Conference of Teacher’s Educational Workers Union (TEWU) Women’s Committee at Ho, the regional capital.
The conference, which brought together more than 100 delegates to elect new regional executives, and chart a new course towards better management of women, was on the theme, “Quality education, the bedrock of regional development”.
Mrs. Doe –Ablorsu expressed worry that despite the educational reforms, the country continued to face challenges in its educational system, resulting in falling acadamic standards.
She called on the stakeholders to place emphasis on the studying of science and technology to make graduates creative.
Mrs Doe-Ablorsu noted that Ghana, despite its abundant human and natural resources, continued to face the problem of under- development and infant and maternal mortality.
She advised Ghanaians to share the cost of education because government alone could not shoulder that responsibility.
She urged the delegates to be more proactive and come out with issues that could move TEWU forward.
The National President of TEWU, Joana Hammond, called on women to unite and suggest practical and sustainable solutions for the advancement of their development.
Mrs. Millicent Damesi, Regional President of TEWU, asked the delegates to be guided by the code of ethics of the association, and work towards achieving quality education for the region.
From Kafui Gati, Ho