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We have to do more to promote girl-child education – UG Pro-Vice-Chancellor

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana Legon, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has said girl child education deserves more input despite a significant increase in the number of female graduates as compared to previous years.

Speaking to Salt FM’s Bliss Benjamin in an interview at the 23rd graduation ceremony of the Agogo Presbyterian Women College of Education, the linguist said, it is very encouraging to see many females graduate from our tertiary institutions as compared to time past where the number was very microscopic and discouraging, adding that though encouraging, a lot needs to be done to inspire ladies to pursue not only basic education but also higher education.

She said this has become necessary because many women are left out when the education ladder climbs higher.

“Don’t settle at the diploma level of education but pursue your first and even master degrees in education” The Pro Vice-Chancellor for academics and student affairs at the University of Ghana further motivated the graduates in a speech at the ceremony.

Admitting that, Ghana’s education system is more theoretical than practical, the Linguistics Professor said the educational system needs some reforms to include more practical in order to make graduates become more efficient when released into the working environment adding that those reforms should start at the basic level.

About Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo was appointed Pro vice chancellor for Academics and student Affairs of the University of Ghana Legon in October of 2019 and was the guest speaker at the 23rd Agogo Presbyterian women university college of education graduation held on Saturday 22nd may 2021.

Source: Bliss Benjamin Elorm| Salt 95.9 FM | Asante Akyem Agogo

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