Owners of private basic schools have been advised to engage professionally trained teachers to teach in their schools.

Baffour Kotei Kutin Sraman II, the chief of Bremang, in Kumasi, said this was important to raise the quality of teaching and child training.

He said the situation, where many of them relied on untrained teachers was unhelpful to efforts at improving the standard of the nation’s education.

He was speaking at the maiden graduation ceremony of the Petra International School at Bremang.

Baffour Sraman said education should go beyond preparing children for examination, adding that, it should assist them to think critically and to solve problems.

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He appealed to the government to give support to the private schools by way of funding and the supply of teaching and learning aids.

They were deserving of government’s assistance considering the significant contribution the private sector was making to the development of education – training of the human resource.

Madam Comfort Temmah, the Proprietress, said they had combined academic excellence with good character training.

It has over the last six years running, been scoring 100 per cent pass in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The school, started in 1993 with 11 children, now has a population of 700 students.

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She said their mission was to help children, especially the less privileged, to live their academic dreams.

She complained about the poor nature of the road leading to the school and appealed to the government to act quickly to fix it.

Mr. James Mensah Bonsu, the head teacher, reminded parents to spend quality time with their children – closely monitor and supervise them in the house.

Source: GNA/Newsghana.com.gh