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07.03.2009 Education

MP helps girls to enter senior high school

By GNA

Ms. Agartha Osei, Nkoranza District Girls Education Officer, has commended the MP for Nkoranza South, Mr. Kwame Amporfo-Twumasi, for promoting education in the district, more especially girls' education.

Ms. Osei told the Ghana News Agency at Nkoranza that but for the efforts of Mr. Amporfo-Twumasi, 13 girls could not have continued their education to the senior high school level.

He expressed regret about how parental neglect had led some girls to drop out of school at the junior high level due to pregnancy.

Ms. Osei advised parents to minimize their huge expenses on funerals, clothing, alcoholism and other unproductive social activities and invest their resources in the education of their children.

She appealed to religious leaders to use the pulpit to educate their members to enrol their daughters in schools as the low level of female education was a big challenge in the district.

She appealed to teachers as well as non-governmental organisations to support and encourage girls to sustain their interest in education.

GNA

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