The Acting General-Secretary of Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU), Mark D. Korankye, has called on women in the education sector to rise up and assume leadership positions to champion quality education delivery.
Women play critical roles in every human endeavour, he said, hence the need to occupy leadership positions to initiate actions that would enable the country deliver quality education and help Ghana achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He was addressing women fellowship of TEWU during their 8th Quadrennial Regional Delegates Conference in Wa held under the theme: “60 years of TEWU’s contribution to the development of equitable, inclusive and quality education delivery in Ghana”.
Mr Korankye urged women to take part in leadership positions to support government in delivering quality education to ensure equitable development and improved living.
He urged women to upgrade themselves especially in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by enrolling onto distance courses.
The Wa Municipal Director of Ghana Education Service, Mrs Agnes B. Mwaawaru, urged women to update their skills and knowledge and keep abreast with technological changes for effective delivery.
She said the time has come for both male and females to enjoy equal opportunities in schools, workplaces, society and any part of human endeavours to move the country forward.
“Every child feels safe and comfortable when they are given equal opportunities to study,” Mrs Mwaawaru said.
She underlined child marriage, discrimination against women, teenage pregnancy and child labor among others as some of the factors that needed to be addressed in order to enhance quality education delivery in the country.