Send girl-child to school to promote development – MCE

Samuel Dodoo, GNA

Accra, Sept. 17, GNA – Mr Mohammed Adjei
Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has reiterated the call on
parents to send their children to school, especially the girl-child, to promote
national development.

He said there was the need to ensure gender
equality in all spheres of life and urged kindergarten teachers to sustain the
interest of girls admitted at that level of education.

Mr Sowah made the call in an interview with
the Ghana News Agency when he visited some schools in Accra to acquaint himself
with enrolment of kindergarten children.

He was conducted round the schools by Mrs
Margaret Frimpong-Kore, the Accra Metropolitan Director of Education, to
interact with the teachers and the children.

Mr Sowah visited schools in Ablekuma South and
Central, Osu Klottey, Okaikoi South and Ayawaso Central, which had recorded the
highest girl-child enrolment than boys.

Mr Sowah said he was happy the girls were 136
as against 116 boys, and said; “We need to focus on more women aspiring to the
top to promote issues on women’s economic empowerment.”

“The challenges I noticed was that children
admitted from the nursery classes can communicate better than those enrolled
directly from home, and I want to urge the teachers to maintain their interest
so that they become useful citizens,” he said.

The MCE said the Free Compulsory Universal
Basic Education (FCUBE) programme was an opportunity for everyone to send his
or her child to school.

Mr Sowah called for community involvement in
schools’ management to ensure that parents protect their children from negative
practices to ensure they grow into responsible adults.

Mrs Frimpong-Kore expressed gratitude to the
MCE for his commitment towards quality education and called for more support
for schools in Accra.


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