Women in Aviation International (WAI), Ghana Chapter, have promised to ensure that more women are given opportunities in the sector.
According to the group, many women shy away from the sector due to the complex nature science is taught in schools.
Speaking at the maiden Girls in Aviation Day in Ghana, the President of WAI Ghana Chapter, Juliet Aboagye-Wiafe said the country’s educational structure must be transformed to entice more women.
“Our education system is fixed, but same cannot be said about abroad, we should therefore not restrict our children especially the girls to study science before being able to read engineering, let’s take a critical look at our educational system”.
The theme for this year’s celebration was Connect, Explore and Experience. Mrs. Aboagye-Wiafe added that they are going to establish aviation clubs in second cycle and tertiary institutions across the country to boost the interest of women in the sector by offering basic training on aviation operations.
She added that opportunities will be given to the members of the clubs to have practical attachment in the industry.
The 2016 GIAD brought students to listen and interact with accomplished women in aviation. Participants also had an air force base tour, air traffic control stimulators, exhibition as well as a networking session as part of activities earmarked for the GIAD.
The event was sponsored by Amandi Ghana Limited, Ghana Aviation Training Academy and Ghana Airports Company Limited.