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31.01.2013 Social News

Women empowerment relevant for societal development - Medical Practitioner

By GNA
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Kumasi, Jan. 29, GNA - Mancell's College, a vocational training institute at Oduom in Kumasi, had launched its 70th anniversary celebration with a call on stakeholders to work assiduously to raise the standard of education amongst women.

Dr. Edward Prempeh, a renowned medical practitioner in Kumasi, who made the call, indicated that the low level of education amongst majority of women in the country does not auger well for their own socio-economic growth and the nation in general.

The situation, he said, was responsible for most women suffering from low self-esteem as they lacked the requisite skills, expertise and knowledge needed to ensure that they made positive impact on the society.

The anniversary is being celebrated on the theme: 'Empowering the Girl Child through Education and Training Skills for Nation Building.'

Mancell College, one of the few pre-independence vocational training institutes to be established in the country, had over the years equipped thousands of women with employable skills and leadership qualities for the benefit of the nation.

Dr. Prempeh said in a country where women were continuously marginalized and also discriminated against due to socio-cultural reasons, education provided an opportunity through which they could liberate themselves and improve their living conditions.

He paid tribute to the late Rosamond Mancell, founder of the College, for her vision, mission and foresight, stressing that other women ought to emulate her example for accelerated socio-economic development.

Mrs. Josephine Asiedu, Executive Directress of the College, said the school had over the years churned out good women leaders due to the College's emphasis on discipline.

She advised the students to abide by the school's rules and regulations for its sustainable growth.

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