Government to restore vacation workshops for girls in Science
6/10/2012 2:01:05 PM -
Winneba, (C/R) June 10, GNA -The Government is making efforts to restore the vacation workshops for second cycle girls aspiring to have careers in Science and Technology.
The Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe, announced this in an address read for her at the first Speech and prize-Giving Day Celebration of the A. M. E. Zion Girls Senior High School at Winneba, on Saturday.
The celebration is under the theme, 'Shaping the Girl-child's Talents through Christ for Sustainable National Development'.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe said that the Government was also making relentless efforts to provide the necessary infrastructure and logistics aimed at creating the congenial platform 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.
The Regional Minister, therefore, urged the students to utilise the immense resources and sacrifices that the Government and their parents had put at their disposal.
'Make maximum use of the time in your youthful age to couch promising future for yourselves, be mindful of the choices you make today and refrain from any negative tendencies that can endanger your lives,' she advised.
The headmistress of the School, the Reverend Mrs Helena Swanzy Essien, in her report, said the school, which started in 2003 with four students, now has a population of 500.
Rev. Mrs Essien said all the candidates presented for last year's West African Senior Schools Certificate Examination 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 could not support its vision for 1200 students and, therefore, appealed to the Government, PTA, philanthropists and NGOs to help complete a dormitory under construction.
Mr Abe Inkoom, Chairman of the Board of Governors, who chaired the programme, and Mrs Mary Afua Ackummey, Counsellor at the University of Education, Winneba, in their motivation speeches, advised the students to learn hard to enable them to become useful future leaders.
The Chairman later pledged 100 bags of cements towards the completion of ongoing school projects.
Book awards were given to retired and serving teachers and students who excelled in their endeavours.