The Chief Justice Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo has reiterated the need for the girl child to be giving the right kind of education in order to have a formidable front for women in advancing their cause in pursuant of their rights.
Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo noted that women’s contribution to national development can have a great impact if they are made to know and appreciate their worth in nation building.
She gave the advice at the forum of student heads of girls’ senior high schools summer camp being held in Cape Coast which is on the theme “Pursuing agenda for women’s greater impact”.
The summer camp is aimed at discussing challenges that confront girls in their education at the secondary school level as it brings together girls prefects from the various schools across the country.
Justice Sophia Akuffo applauded the Summer Camp Initiative saying that it is a good platform that should be used to empower young women so that they can stand for their rights without succumbing to undue pressure from society.
She charged the young girls to value their education and make the country proud by serving the country wholeheartedly by using the knowledge instilled in them.
On her part, the minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama noted that education is the only way t break poverty among women.
Education, she said is a fundamental human right that must be granted all without prejudice.
She explained that education is an empowerment tool which allows women to live their lives free from external control and therefore should not be denied women in Ghana.
She indicated that women contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country hence the need to recognize and invest in their education.