Encourage Girls To Enrol In School

GIRLThe Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Mrs. Elizabeth de-Souza, has entreated stakeholders to ensure that all school going age females enrol in schools, and are encouraged to complete their education.

According to her, that is one way of breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and leading them to a better future.
“Report on this region indicates a worrying trend of girls dropping out of school, as they progress through second cycle and tertiary schools, and we should therefore devise a more tactical strategy to correct this anomaly,” she counseled.

Mrs. de-Souza stated this at the maiden week celebration of girl education, in Accra recently, themed, “Educate your girl for a better future’.  It was used to promote girl-child education in the region, as well as award pupils who have distinguished themselves in their studies.
The ultimate award went to Belinda Afua-Ampah of the All Saints Anglican Junior High School, for her excellence in art.

Mrs. de-Souza used the Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and a host of women who have excelled in their fields of endeavour, as points of reference and urged parents and guardians to look up to, and educate their wards to be like them.

The Head of the Girl Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service, Mrs. Matilda Bannerman-Mensah, advised parents to cut down on such social activities as funerals and out-doorings and invest in the education of their girl-child.

“We should invest more in girl-child education and reduce the expenses on weddings, funerals, out-doorings and other social activities,” she advised. – Charles Amankwa  

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