The Ghana Association of University Women Association (GAUW), UCC chapter, has organised a Science Clinic for girls in some basic schools in Cape Coast. The programme was aimed at helping the girls to develop interest in Science and to overcome the fear of studying the subject and its related courses.
In her welcome remarks, the Interim President of GAUW, Mrs. Mildred Asmah, inspired the girls to work hard and focus on their studies so that they could bring the needed change in their various communities. She said the girls would be assigned to mentors in UCC who would help them to develop interest in Science to the highest level in their education.
Mrs. Asmah said GAUW has a mission of improving the lives of women and girls and also encourage them to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision making both in their public and private lives.
The Dean of the School of Physical Sciences, Prof. David K. Essumang, advised the girls to take interest in studying Science so that they could take advantage of the numerous career opportunities in the discipline. He advised them to be determined and not be deterred by the notion that Science was a male-dominated discipline. “These days more women are into Science so don’t allow anyone to discourage and put fear in you that Science is difficulty,” he advised. He urged them to take inspiration from the female lecturers who would be taking them through various disciplines in Science and learn from their experiences.
The girls were taken through the prospects of studying Science related programmes such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Agriculture Science, Information and Communication Technology by some female lecturers in the University. The lecturers also took the girls through practical sessions in the laboratory.