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(From Public Agenda (Ghana) - AAGM)
Byline: Isabella Gyau Orhin
The United Nations Education Cultural and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) has decided to help in acceleration and improvement of girls' education deprived communities in the country.
According to the Head of the Girls Education Unit (GEU) of the Ghana Education Service, Aba Folson, UNESCO, has decided to educate and sensitise illiterate women in rural communities and then encourage each of them to ensure that at least three girls are enrolled in schools beginning this year.
Giving an outline for the GEU's activities for 2004, Folson said "Women groups are going to be given literacy skills and they are going to ensure that three girls are enrolled, it does not matter whether they are young girls about to enter primary one or are school dropouts," Folson explained.
She said the GES also intends to reach girls in very remote and deprived communities nationwide.
"Culturally, economically, some girls are so poor and there is the need to build the capacity of parents, communities and teachers to support the education of such girls," she said adding, we are going to support parents to take care of their children in the forty deprived communities in Ghana.