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24.10.2019 General News

GRASAG Want Policies To Improve Girl-Child Empowerment

By News Desk
GRASAG Want Policies To Improve Girl-Child Empowerment

Gender Commissioner for the Graduate Students' Association of Ghana (GRASAG), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) chapter, Mrs Fuseina Issah says government ought to improve on policies that enhance girl child empowerment.

According to her, education at the basic level must be designed to put more emphasis on empowerment, especially to the girl child.

Speaking to the journalists during the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, Mrs Issah called on the Government to work hand-in-hand with civil society organisations and individuals to raise awareness and educate young girls about their constitutional rights.

She urged parents and guardians to create a platform for training the girls at the early stage of their lives.

"Early child development is key and parents must ensure the principles of empowering the child at her early stage," she said.

The Gender Commissioner said parent-teacher meetings should be held in schools every month in order to make the parents aware of their children’s progress at school and encouraged boys to support the girls to realise their God-given talents.

Mrs Issah also entreated students to take their books seriously and aspire to the highest level.

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