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“Women Can Stand For Their Rights If They Are Given The Right Form Of Education” – Chief Justice

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Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo has reiterated the need for the girl child to be given the right kind of education in order to have a formidable front for women in advancing their course in pursuant of their rights.

She said women’s contribution to national development can have great impact if they are made to know and appreciate their worth in nation building.

The Chief Justice gave the advice at the Forum of Heads of Girls’ Senior High Schools summer camp held at Wesley Girls’ Senior High School in Cape Coast yesterday.

Educationacross section of members of FOHGSHS

A cross section of members of FOHGSHS

Justice Sophia Akuffo applauded the summer camp initiative and said it is a great platform that should be used to empower young women so they can stand for their rights without succumbing to undue pressure from society.

She charged the young girls to value their education and make their country proud by serving their nation whole heartedly with the knowledge instilled in them.

Education Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akufo speaking at the event

Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akufo speaking at the event

On her part the, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama noted that education is the only means to break poverty among women. She said education is a fundamental human right that should be availed to all without prejudice.

According to her, education is an empowerment tool for women which allows them to live a life free from external control. She indicated that women’s contribution to the socio-economic development of every nation is enormous hence the need to recognize and invest in their education.

EducationHon. Hajia Alima Mahama delivering her address

Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama delivering her address

The Forum of Heads of Girls Senior High Schools was formed in 2007, out of a concern to address peculiar problems affecting girls’ education in senior high schools. The aims and objectives of the forum, is to help provide desired quality and holistic education for girls in their formative years and foster great collaboration with organisations and associations that work for women and girls’ welfare.

The summer camp is an annual event held in various girls’ senior high schools in the country. This year’s camp which was on the theme, PURSUING OUR GENDER AGENDA FOR GREATER IMPACT was used to mark the 10th Anniversary of the forum since its inception.

Educationdignitaries at the event seated

Dignitaries at the event seated

Source: Kojo Dei / ATL FM NEWS