The programme is in response to the challenges of the low completion rates and the poor performance of girls, especially in rural communities, by engaging communities and schools to collectively identifying these problems and finding solutions to them.
The Minister of Education, Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, made the call in a speech read on his behalf at the launch of the programme in Accra.
The programme is an initiative of the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), a non-governmental organisation in the Northern Region. The programme also aims at balancing the proportions of girls in schools with that of boys.
Under the initiative, teachers are used as role models in schools to counsel, guide and motivate schoolchildren by sustaining, through various interventions, their interest in school and education.