Durbar at Bamiankor to mark Day of Girl Child
The Girls’ Education Unit (GEU) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has celebrated the 2022 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), with a sensitisation durbar at Bamiankor, a farming community in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region.
Date Created : 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
The durbar was also used to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the GEU.
Speaking on the theme: “Our Time Is Now: Our Rights, Our Future,” the Director of Girls Education Unit (GEU), Benedicta Tenni Seidu, underscored the importance of educating the Ghanaian girl and urged parents to focus their attention on that.
She indicated that the management of GES had, through various directives, removed all administrative barriers to the education of girls and “so parents and everyone should take advantage of this and send your girl-child to school.”
The Paramount Chief (Omanhene) of the Gwirae Traditional Area, Awulae Angama Tu-Agyan II, who chaired the durbar, entreated parents and community members to forgo all cultural misconception about the education of girls and rather invest their resources to educate their daughters.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Nzema East, Elizabeth Dorcas Amoah, implored parents to take advantage of all the good interventions by the government, including the Free SHS policy and school feeding programme, to send their children, especially the girls, to school.
Other speakers at the durbar, including the Municipal Director of Education (MDE) for Effia Kwesimintsim, Catherine Andoh Mensah, the Queenmother of Gwira Bansa, Nana Adwomonzi II, and the MDE for Nzema East, Nathaniel K. Effum, and the Headmistress of GWIRASEC, Agartha Mensah, all emphasised the importance of girls’ education.
This year’s national durbar was used to sensitise the community members to the prevention of pregnancy among schoolgirls and the facilitation of re-entry into school for young mothers.