Vice President Amissah-Arthur addressing the students and other participants at the launch of Equip Lead Today
Vice President Amissah-Arthur addressing the students and other participants at the launch of Equip Lead Today

Vice President Amissah-Arthur who made the donation at the 65th anniversary celebration of the School in Cape Coast called for an increased community participation and supervision in education to enhance effective teaching and learning.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur addressing the students and other participants at the launch of Equip Lead Today
Vice President Amissah-Arthur addressing the students and other participants at the launch of Equip Lead Today
He said serious community involvement in education would go a long way to improve the falling standards of education and so Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and all relevant stakeholders should therefore play their roles for effective results.

The celebration was on the theme: “Equal Opportunity to Education for national Development.”

He said Government would ensure the delivery of quality and accessible education at all levels for the benefit of Ghanaians and has therefore put in place programmes and policies to keep every school going child in the classroom.

He said such interventions, which includes school feeding, free education, distribution of free uniforms, shoes and books are meant to cushion parents to give their wards better opportunities in life.

He noted that most parents are withdrawing their responsibilities and urged them not to renege on their roles to their children.

“The wellbeing and development of your children must be the topmost priority,” he said.

The Vice President, told the parents that the world has become very competitive and that every parent must endeavour to educate their children for them to get to greater heights in life.

Mr Stephen Amoah, Cape Coast Metropolitan Director of Education said Ghana Education Service, is working to ensure equal opportunity to quality education for all pupils and expressed the need for stakeholders to play their roles to make it a reality.

He said though girl -child enrolment and the number of girls who complete basic schools had improved significantly over the past years, there is still room for improvement.

Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaa, expressed worry over the fallen standards of education in the Central Region, which he said had reduced the number of students from the Cape Coast Metropolis who enrol in the many renowned senior high Schools in the area.

He also expressed concern about the poor attendance of parents at the event and urged them to show interest in their children’s education.

He advised the students to aspire to higher heights and work hard towards achieving them.

Mr George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, Regional Minister, also an old student said, educating the child at the school is a collective responsibility and therefore parents and other stakeholders must not leave everything on the teachers.

Ms Rebecca Yeboah, Headmistress of the school expressed concern that erosion is deeply eating the foundation of the school building whilst the numerous life threatening gullies and gutters pose a threat to the students.

She said the ICT centre, which serves the cluster of schools is often overcrowded and plagued with malfunctioning computers and appealed to philanthropist and well -wishers to support the academic entity in establishing a well -resourced centre.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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