Ladies of Excellence is the women’s wing of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana. It is headed by a coordinator at the National, Regional, Zonal and school levels. All female NAGRAT members are automatic members of the wing.
Ladies of Excellence aims at bringing together all female graduate teachers dedicated to the advancement of NAGRAT and exposing them to current trends and issues concerning education.
The wing also aims at mapping out effective strategies to ensure full participation of all graduate teachers in the advancement of education. Provision of relevant training programmes for female graduate teachers and networking with other women organizations and NGO’s is key to our desire of widening the horizon of the female graduate teacher.
Nationwide Breast Cancer Screening for female teachers (January 14th to 17th April 2015).
According to the Ghana Medical Journal (2012), data on breast cancer in Ghana is very scanty. However the disease is a common cause of hospital admissions and mortality among Ghanaian women.
Reported clinical studies from Ghana and other communities in sub Saharan Africa indicate that breast cancer in indigenous black African populations is often severe with unfavourable foretelling features. Some of these features include young age at presentation, advanced stage at diagnosis, large tumour size and low rate of hormone receptor positivity.
The features are believed to explain why African women are more likely than women from the developed countries to die from the disease.
It is in view of the above situation that the Association has teamed up with MAMOCARE Ghana to embark on nationwide screening and sensitization program from January 14th to 17th April 2015.