Girl-Child Education

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Our forefathers made it fit and promising in separating the role of men from women. We all know the assigned duties of a man and that of a woman,” said Opanin Kwadwo in a hoarse voice as he continually hit his walking stick on the ground, giving his perceived adamant stance on the argument at hand. The rest of the elders, sat with arms placed underneath their chin,gathered at the Manhyia palace to discuss the daunting condition that had maneuvered its way into the town.

Confusion and dispute had ravaged the once secluded and placid town of Elmina. News had been carried around from one woman to the other, revealing different notions. The women of the town had found a new issue to discuss and were engaging themselves in some form of entertainment. Though the focal situation was about them, their opinions were not sought. Instead, they hid in secrecy to tittle-tattle, since that was the only way they could know what in actuality is prevailing. Girl-child education in Elmina was prohibited; therefore the only two schools the village had were boys’ schools.

“To add to what Opanin Kwadwo said, we all know that the role of a virtuous woman is to stay home, cook for her husband, care for the children and the house. If we are to allow our women to follow the footsteps of these foreigners or even our neighboring…

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