Ace Ghanaian Actress and “screen goddess”, Nana Ama Mcbrown, has advised female students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to look beyond their academic certificates to better themselves as 21st Century women.
She gave this advice at the 2nd edition of the 21st Women Summit which was organized by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the School of Medical Science (SMS) Auditorium.
According to her, an ideal woman should be able to cook well, dress well and conduct herself in manner that is acceptable in this era. This, to her, coupled with the certificates make a complete woman.
“A 21st century woman does not bleach. You must also be able to dress according to the function. A 21st woman does not wear fake butt pads. Do not involve yourselves in such things as educated individuals. You also must learn how to prepare home made foods.”
She further encouraged students to grab the opportunity of being in the university to become better people in future.
“I did not get the opportunity like you. I stopped schooling at SSS 1. But I knew I had something in me…I am here because I told myself I could do better than this. I had seen people act like Maame Dokuno among others and told myself I wanted to be like them”, Nana Ama stated in the local dialect, Twi.
The Director of the University Health Service, Dr. Evans Ekanem, who spoke on the theme “Playing it Safe for a Better Tomorrow” touched on the sexual reproductive health. He mentioned Pelvic Inflammatory disease, Chlamydia Infections and other causes of infertility among women and their outcomes.
Dr. Ekanem agian advised the female students to be very cautious of their reproductive health care because it is of great importance.
The SRC President, Mr. Dennis Appiah Ampofo Larbi also challenged female students to be bold and take up active leadership roles in school and anywhere they find themselves.
Speakers at the programme were honoured with citations by the SRC.
The summit which was under theme ” Women in Leadership and Reproductive Health” was graced by the UCC Vice Dean of student Dr. Eugene Dartey; Local NUGs President, Mr. Albert Awortwi and a number of SRC executives.
The programme saw beautiful performance from the Village Thinkers and the ATL Hall Cultural Group.
Source: Nana Afia Tenkoramaa/choicism.com