Mr Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has stressed the need to inspire the girl-child by devoting time, money and other resources to ensure quality education for them including their moral upbringing.
He noted that the girl child is special, unique and precious but vulnerable and urged parents, especially mothers, to listen to their daughters and share their concerns.
Mr Terlabi was addressing the 85th anniversary celebration of the Krobo Girls Senior High School (SHS) at Odumase Krobo at the weekend.
He said some parents in their efforts to get the best in life did not seem to have much time for their children as a result children were left on their own without parental control.
“Let us instill in our girls confidence, moral values to make them understand how precious and sacred their bodies are and not allow their bodies to be misused for monetary gains”.
Mr Terlabi reminded parents that they had the responsibility to protect the girl child in particular from vices that might jeopardize their future.
He expressed concern about acts of indiscipline in some Junior High Schools (JHS) and SHS and tertiary institutions and said the time had come “for parents and teachers to work together as partners in educating the child and instilling good principles and moral upbringing needed to cope with challenges in life”.
Mr Terlabi said the government had made education the hallmark of its development agenda.
Mr Terlabi later donated a number of Science and Mathematics Text books to the school and pledged 50 bags of cement for the completion of some on-going projects in the school.
Ms Cecilia Obenewa Appiah, Headmistress of the school, said the school, which stated in 1973 from the Krobo Teacher Training College and Girls’ Middle School, had seen some changes to its present stage of SHS.
Ms Appiah said the school continued to improve in the final examinations with about 97 percent of its products in the Universities, Polytechnics and other tertiary institutions in and outside the country.
She indicated that the last West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) saw its students scoring 100 percent quality passes in most of the subjectst. GNA