AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
• The Accra Girls’ Vocational Institute is established to prepare students for a better life with a three year comprehensive practical training in very useful trades and skills.
• It seeks to provide sound practical training in womanhood.
• It also seeks to impart to her students sound moral and spiritual values.
• Additionally, it seeks to impart to her students a high sense of civic responsibility through community participation in its activities.

COURSE DURATION:
The Dressmaking course is of three academic years duration and covers academic subjects laid down by the NATIONAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (N V T I), GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE (G E S) AND NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICIAN EXAMINATIONS (NABPTEX)
NOTE: Due to the high cost of living and scarcity of commodities, the school has found it difficult to take up the responsibility of supplying students with the necessary commodities. Therefore, students are required to provide their own tools, equipment and ingredients for practical while the school provides equipment and ingredients necessary for demonstration purposes i.e. teaching aids.

ADVANCED COURSE
Students who wish to further their studies upon completion of their course can enroll for the G E S 883/2 (Advanced Fashion).

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:
Interested Girls’ must have at least the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) or Senior High School Certificate Examination (SHSCE) or WASSCE.
INFORMATION
The Academic year runs as follows: 1ST TERM: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2ND TERM: JANUARY – APRIL 3RD TERM: MAY – JULY

Examinations
IST YEAR: Internal Examination for all students.
2ND YEAR: Students sit both practical and core (subjects) examination (NVTI foundation) .
3RD YEAR: Students sit for NVTI certificate 1, G E S certificate 2 and NABPTEX examinations.
Course Content
The following are subjects taught:
• DRESSMAKING
• TAILORING
• COMPUTER STUDIES
• NEEDLEWORK & CRAFT
• FREEHAND CUTTING
• SCIENCE
• MILLINERY
• BOOK-KEEPING
• ENGLISH
• DRAFTING
• ENTREPRENEURSHIP
• MATHS
• SOCIAL STUDIES
A FEE once paid is not refundable. Fees in this department have been subsidized to encourage more girls to pursue technical course. FEES ……………………... GH¢
TUITION ……………………... 250.00
ADMISSION ……………………... 100.00
LODGING ……………………... 150.00
EQUIPMENT ……………………... 25.00
BREAKAGES ……………………... 20.00
FIRST AID ……………………... 10.00
SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT ……………………... 10.00
DEMONSTRATION ……………………... 45.00
COMPUTER STUDIES ……………………... 50.00
EXAMINATION ……………………... 30.00
TOTAL : 690.00
TOTAL DAY FEES : 540.00
TOTAL LODGING FEES : 690.00


REGULATION FOR THE PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES
1. Fees are paid termly either in advance or at beginning of the term.
2. Where pupils will be absent for a full academic year and parents wish places kept, fees must be paid in full for the period of absence: otherwise pupils will be considered as new entrants and admitted when a vacancy occurs on payment of a new admission fee.
3. A term’s written notice is required on withdrawal. If no such notice is given, a term’s fees must be paid in lieu thereof. Exception to this rule may be made at the discretion of the Principal if withdrawal is made necessary by unforeseen circumstances; in any case, written notice must be given as soon as plans are known.
4. Fees once paid are not refundable in the event of a pupil being expelled or in any other circumstances.
5. The Directors of the school reserves the right to raise the scale of fees during the course of the school year.

ITEMS TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE SCHOOL
2 UNIFORMS
2 SCHOOL CRESTS
1 OVERALL
1 CEREMONIAL DRESS
1 SCHOOL T – SHIRT

BOOKS TO BE PURCHASED BY STUDENT
RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS
Pattern Drafting & Cutting By Margaret Miller
Dressmaking Simplified By Valerie Cook
The Student Handbook on Dressmaking By Paulina A Hammond
English for Senior high School By Aki-Ola

ALL STUDENTS (BOTH DAY & BOARDERS)
FULL BLACK SHOE FOR CLASSES
P.E. KIT (WHITE T-SHIRT & GREEN SHORTS) FOR SPORTING ACTIVITIES

NOTE BOOKS:
Specimen Book
1 Big Note book No.3
2 Exercise books No. 1
Colouring Pencils
Sketch drawing book

KIT :
HANDSEWING MACHINE
STRANDED COTTON
TAPE MEASURE
GRAY BAFT (3YDS)
ENOUGH BROWN PAPER
TAILORS’ CHALK
SCISSORS
PINKING SHEARS
FRENCH CURVE
POSTER COLOURS
YARD STICK
SEAM RIPPER
TRACING WHEEL

BOARDERS ONLY
1 TRUNK
1 PRESSING IRON
1 PILLOW
1 MATTRESS
4 HANDKERCHIEVES
2 HOUSE DRESSES (BLUE CHECK)
2 WHITE BEDSPREAD
MOSQUITO NET
2 BLANKETS
2 WHITE DRESSES (FOR CHURCH SERVICE)

NB:
BLUE CHECK (HOUSE DRESS) CAN BE SOWN AT THE SCHOOL AT GH¢.......................................... BLUE CHECK DRESS SOWN MUST BE SLEEVELESS, SQUARE NECK, GATHERS AT THE WAIST WITH BELT. WHITE DRESS FOR CHURCH SERVICE CAN BE SOWN IN ANY STYLE BUT MUST BE WHITE AND DECENT.
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