Mrs. Patricia Nixon, wife of the United States President, visited the National Women's Training Center?
Mrs. Patricia Nixon, wife of the United States President, visited the National Women's Training Center at Madina--about ten miles (16 Kms) from Accra--on Thursday (6 January).
Mrs. Nixon, who was in Ghana for a two-day private visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Kofi Busia, left the following day (Friday 7 Jan.) for the Ivory Coast to continue her eight-day African tour.
SYNOPSIS: The National Women's Training Centre in Madina--about ten miles from Accra--played host to Mrs. Patricia Nixon on Thursday. Mrs. Nixon, who was on a private two-day visit to Ghana at the invitation of Prime Minister Kofi Busia, was conducted on a tour of the Centre's three courses, which include local affairs training services, general course for the public in home science and basic lessons in home economics.
Mrs. Nixon was informed of the Centre's history--it was started in 1954 as a Government training institution and is staffed by the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development. There are now boarding facilities for 18 students, and day pupils make up the remaining 68 first-year and 22 second-year students.
Mrs. Nixon was presented with a necklace to mark her tour of the Centre. It was the American First Lady's second visit to Ghana--the first time, in 1957, she accompanied her husband, then Vice-President, to represent the united State at Ghana's independence celebrations.
Mrs. Nixon was scheduled to fly to the Ivory Coast on Friday for next stage of her eight-day African tour.