Personnel from the Local Content Unit of the Energy Ministry together with teachers and students of Nkroful SHS
Personnel from the Local Content Unit of the Energy Ministry together with teachers and students of Nkroful SHS

The Local Content Unit in the Petroleum Directorate of the Ministry of Energy has begun to sensitize 12 Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Western, Central and Volta Regions on the fundamentals of Ghana’s Energy sector with key focus on the petroleum industry.

Personnel from the Local Content Unit of the Energy Ministry together with teachers and students of Nkroful SHS
Personnel from the Local Content Unit of the Energy Ministry together with teachers and students of Nkroful SHS
A statement released here signed by the Communications Officer says the team will also provide students with career guidance and employment opportunities in the industry.

The statement further reiterates, “This is part of the Ministry’s Gender Mainstreaming in the Energy Sector Project which is aimed at increasing female participation in Ghana’s Energy Sector.”

The first phase of the project focuses on a sensitization and career guidance programme in the petroleum and power sector at Senior High Schools across the country.

The sensitization programme takes the form of forums across the selected Senior High Schools (SHS) preferably female SHS in the 10 Regions and this is expected to whip up enthusiasm of female students and encourage them to choose courses relevant to the industry at the tertiary level.

In order to ensure a very comprehensive exercise, the selected SHS across all the 10 regions of the country have been grouped into four zones and a minimum of 10 schools are expected to be visited in each region.

The zone groupings for the 10 regions are as follows:

a) Zone 1-Ashanti & Brong Ahafo Regions

b) Zone 2- Central & Western Regions

c) Zone 3- Northern, Upper West & Upper East Regions

d) Zone 4- Greater Accra, Volta & Eastern Regions. Enditem

Source: Francis Tandoh/NewsGhana.com.gh

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