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Parents appeal for books for public libraries


The Parents Association of Ghana (PAG) on Friday appealed to President John Agyekum Kufuor to institute measures to get rid of obstacles that impeded regular supply of books to feed the nation's public libraries.

A statement signed by Mrs Mary Agbotsoamedo, Chairperson of the Association, noted the deplorable conditions of public libraries on which pupils in the basic and senior secondary schools depended for research for their studies.

"It is sad to note that comparatively while libraries of private education institutions are well stocked with all sorts of books needed for the development of the child, public libraries that serve as the only source of research for students in the public schools have not been given the attention they deserve," the Association said.

The statement said the situation accounted for the higher percentage of students in private schools gaining admission to the tertiary institutions than students from public schools.

"This shows the importance the management of private institutions attach to the role libraries play at all levels of learning."

The PAG commended the Government for the huge investment made on education, such as the construction of halls of residence and lecture halls for the universities; classroom blocks for basic schools; teachers residences and free feeding for children of school-going age.

The statement thanked President John Agyekum Kufuor for making "an indelible mark in the field of education for which posterity will be grateful".
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