Mr Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu has appealed to stakeholders in education to help girls in the District to remain in school and “climb to the apex of the educational ladder.”
He bemoaned the alarming rate of school drop-outs among girls due to teenage pregnancy in the area and called for concerted efforts to support girls to develop their talents.
Mr Agbodza made the appeal at a durbar organised by the National Union of Adaklu Students and Associates (NUASA) at Adaklu Torda to climax its one-month educational outreach in schools in the District.
It was on the theme “Enhancing girl child education: the role of NUASA and all stakeholders”.
Mr Agbodza noted that the District’s greatest assets remained its human resources, which should be harnessed through education, saying, “there is no alternative to education which is the bedrock of development and without it Adaklu is doomed”.
He proposed the formation of Adaklu District Scholarship Scheme and suggested that ten per cent of the Assembly’s share of the Common Fund be channelled to the scheme to support brilliant but needy students, especially girls.
He commended NUASA for its untiring efforts at enhancing education in the area and pledged support for the Union.
Mr Charles Kuddy, outgoing President of the Union called for support from chiefs to expand activities of the Union.
He said NUASUA, formed 30 years ago engages in community outreach programmes on health and environmental protection apart from teaching in schools.
An 11-member executive of the Union was sworn into office for the 2017/18 academic year by Mr. Agbodza.
Mr Bless Lord Attih, the new President on behalf of the new executive pledged to help improve girl child education in the District and increase membership of the Union.