Primitive mentality maintains that the girl child’s place in the home is the kitchen; but with a quick journey towards the path of civilization, and numerous examples to show of women who have climbed to higher heights, the above assertion has assumed a different narrative, which is ”Whatever a man can do, a woman can do and even do it better.”
But rather unfortunately, some parents and guardians are still clung to this primitive idea and for that reason, denying their girl children access to education.
It is against this backdrop that the East Akim Municipal Welfare Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mrs Josephine Oppong has admonished parents to do away with practices that discriminate against the girl child.
She made the statement on Friday, 22nd June, 2018 during the occasion of the 4th Graduation and Speech and Prize Giving Day Ceremony organized by Wirenkyiren Amanfrom Presbyterian Model JHS for its 2018 batch of graduands.
21 graduands comprising 13 boys and 8 girls who were students of the above-named school have marked the end of their course in the school with a special occasion dubbed, “4th Graduation Ceremony, Speech and Prize Giving Day.”
Wirenkyiren Amanfrom is a community located within the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region, specifically, the Odumasi circuit of the GES, and this is where the school is located.
Speaking on the theme, “Promoting Girl Child Education; The Role of Stakeholders,” the education officer urged parents to take good care of their children, especially, the girl child and provide them with the necessary educational materials and refrain from providing such materials only to their sons at the expense of their daughters.
Felix Nyarko Acheampong reports for ghanaeducate.com