Tuna (N/R), Jan. 12,
GNA - Jara Dachrigu Mengu II, the Vaglikore of Tuna, has donated a 100
acre-piece of land along the Tuna-Wa road for construction of a Girls’ Model School
to serve Tuna and surrounding communities.
The Tuna Girls Model
School was established in 2016 at the initiative of the Vaglikori in order to
address the problem of a high rate of dropout of girls from junior high schools
in the Tuna community.
It is estimated that
less than 30 per cent of girls in the area progress to senior high schools due
to poor performance or early pregnancy.
Those who complete
the senior high schools have very little chances of progressing to universities
and other tertiary institutions, according to opinion leaders in the community.
The model school
seeks to target the development of science and technology, an area in which the
entire Sawla –Tuna-Kalba District lags behind the rest of the country.
The school, which is
temporally accommodated at the Tuna St. Johns Junior High School, has 28 girls
as the community are making efforts to construct permanent facilities for them.
In presenting the
piece of land to the management board of the school, the Vaglikori urged the
school authorities to take good care of the land and also advised them to
prepare a long-term development plan for its future transformation into a
He called upon the
Sawla- Tuna -Kalba district assembly to assist the school’s authorities to
prepare a proper lease of the land in order to prevent any form of
The chief also called
upon the Ghana Education Service and other local and international development
agencies to come to the aid of the school with highly qualified science teachers
and the necessary laboratory and ICT facilities.
He also addressed the
pupils of the school and urged them to take their studies seriously, so that
they would prove to become worthy models for other girls in their local
The Vaglikori, also
known in private life as Mr Moses Dachariga Mengu, started his education in the
same facilities in Tuna in 1952 and has risen to become a well-renowned
For over 20 years, he
served as the Secretary-General of the World Association of industrial and
Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO), with membership in over 85
He is currently a
Senior Project Leader at the Danish Technological Institute in Copenhagen,
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