600 girls under training at OLA SHS Summer Camp

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About 600 girls from all 38 Girls Senior High Schools in the country
have converged at OLA Senior High School in Ho to participate in the
2015 summer camp.

The annual camp, instituted by the Forum of Heads of Girls Senior High
School (FOHGSHS) in 2007, is to provide a platform for the students to
interact and deliberate on issues of common interest.

Among the schools, Wesley Girls SHS, St. Louis SHS, Aburi Girls SHS,
Mfantsiman Girls, Bola Girls SHS, St. Mary’s Girls SHS, E.P Mawuko
Girls SHS, Gambaga Girls SHS, Tamale Girls SHS, Islamic Girls SHS,
Krobo Girls SHS, Ahantanman and Girls SHS

President of the forum and headmistress of Wesley Girls Senior High
School in

Ola Girls SHS
Ola Girls SHS
, Mrs. Betty Dzokoto, said, FOHGSHS through the
annual camps, is committed to training high calibre of ladies who
will break new grounds by empowering young girls to break the
socio-cultural barriers which militates against their holistic
growth and development.

The one week camp programme, which is themed, ?the cyber menace?, will
engage the young girls in brainstorming the rudiments on the use of
the cyber space and its associated dangers to users.

Opening the camp on Tuesday, the Minister of Education, Prof. Jane
Naana Opku-Agyemang entreated the participants to make maximum use of
the opportunity to enrich their knowledge in the use Information and
Communication Technology era, which has become the game changer in
this 21st century.

She also condemned the recent spate of vandalism involving SHS
students and urged them to be disciplined in order to be successful in
their chosen endeavors.

The Volta regional minister, Helen Adjoa Ntoso on her part, lauded the
organizers of the camp for coming up with such an initiative which
will empower and encourage young girls to aspire higher.

She bemoaned the less participation of women in national politics and
governance but expressed optimism that, camps of this nature will
boost the confidence level of young girls and groomed them for
leadership, stressing that ?If women are in leadership, this nation
will progress steadily.?

In a speech read on behalf of the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State,
Togbe Afede XIV, urged young people to eschew the use of ICT and the
Internet for negative activities such as ?sakawa? and pornography. But
rather use them productively in order to improve their lives, as
envisage by its promulgators.

The opening ceremony was preceded by a brief but colourful guard of
honour parade by the naval cadet corps of the OLA SHS.

Story by : Lambert Atsivor
Source : newsghana.com.gh

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