The government is endeavouring to restore the vacation camps for second cycle girls aspiring to make careers out of science and technology, the Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has announced.
She announced this in an address read for her at the first speech and prize-giving day of the A. M. E. Zion Girls Senior High School at Winneba, on the theme: “Shaping the girl-child’s talents through Christ for sustainable national development”.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe again assured of the government’s relentless efforts to provide the necessary infrastructure and logistics for quality education, throughout the nation.
“All these, and many more, are geared towards liberating the girl-child to enable her to reach her fullest potential to contribute towards nation building,” she said.
She urged the students to utilise the immense resources and sacrifices the Government and their parents had put at their disposal.
“Make maximum use of your youthful age and couch promising future for yourselves, be mindful of the choices you make today and refrain from tendencies which can endanger your lives,” she advised them.
The headmistress, the Reverend Mrs Helena Swanzy Essien, in her report, revealed that said the school, which started in 2003 with only four students, now has a population of 500.
She disclosed that all the candidates presented for last year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations passed with good grades.
She commended the founding fathers and her predecessors for their vision, to promote girl-child education.
She, however, noted that the current infrastructure of the school cannot support its long term plan of 1,200 students and, therefore, appealed to the government, PTA, philanthropists and NGOs to help complete a dormitory under construction, as part of its expansion programme.
The chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Abe Inkoom, who chaired the function, and Mrs Mary Afua Ackummey, a counsellor at the University of Education, Winneba, both advised the students to learn hard to enable them to become useful leaders in future.
Mr Inkoom pledged 100 bags of cement towards the completion of projects being undertaken in the school.