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A President’s Pledge to Women’s Education

Education is the root that allows individuals to grow and prosper throughout their lives and to establish themselves in the way they desire. It opens many doors originally closed and should be prioritized, especially in developing countries.

Ghana is an example of a country moving forward. President Akufo-Addo has recently announced that his government will prioritize and invest in female education.  

He is focusing his attention on the importance for girls to receive a proper education. This is especially important because education is a key factor in economic growth and prosperity for Ghana’s people.

Transforming the lives of his people is clearly on the top of Akufo-Addo’s list. Akufo-Addo spoke at the 90th anniversary celebration, speech, and prize-giving day of the Krobo Girls Secondary School at Odumasi Krobo in the Eastern region.

At the celebration, Aufo-Addo stated, “If we are to transform the lives of our people, if we are to transform our economy from a raw material producing and exporting one, to a valued one, we need a literate population…therefore achieving excellence in girls’ education is a must if we are to shed off the evils of poverty, ignorance and disease and put our country on the path of progress and prosperity.”

Not only is he promising to provide education for females, he is taking action to enhance and improve the education system as a whole. Akufo-Addo has expressed his government’s commitment to pursuing a regiment of teacher training and development. These actions will help boost capacity and restore the profession to its deserved status and desired career.

He has stressed the importance of motivating teachers and has asserted that only well-trained, self-confident, and content teachers can deliver the educated and skilled workforce the country requires to transform the economy.

Additionally, the Akufo-Addo has urged parents to play their roles in the education of their children. Youth receiving support at home is key for educational success.

My government regards education as a public good to which the youth, especially girls, must have unfettered access. To build the Ghana we deserve, everyone has a major stake in ensuring that we achieve excellence in education system and that of the girl child,” he reiterated.

Providing such education to females will help enable citizens to make informed choices that will lead the country to the levels of development they wish to meet. In order to speed up the development of the nation, it is said that the government will leverage on gains from Ghana’s natural resources to fund the cost of free education.

President Akufo-Addo is instilling power, intelligence, and hope for not only women in his country, but all of his citizens. His efforts are admirable and will not go unnoticed.

We should all embrace education in the way that President Akufo-Addo is for the women of his country. His motivation towards transforming Ghana with a strong focus on education for women is something from which many countries can benefit if they take the same initiative. Education is uplifting, exciting, and when it is present and equal, should be celebrated.

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