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14.12.2009 Education

Ghanaian students asked to aspire to take over governance

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Accra, Dec 14, GNA - Mr. Edward Doe-Ajaho, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has called on Ghanaian students to learn hard to enable them to have the capacity to take over governance in the future.

He said: "Nobody can be President, Speaker, Minister or Member of Parliament forever, so it is for you to learn hard so that one day you will take over the responsibility that we are shouldering today".

Mr.Doe-Ajaho gave the advice when he interacted with school children from Atsata Bame Primary, Zemu Primary and Junior High and Xavi EP Primary and Junior High Schools in the Akatsi District, who visited Parliament on Monday.

He reminded students that the world was becoming competitive and they should take their studies seriously to enable them to contribute to national development.

Mr.Doe-Ajaho said even though Members of Parliament often engaged in arguments on the floor of the House, they were not enemies adding 'We do all these in the interest of the nation and not to serve our personal interests and that of our political parties in the country'.

The Trip of the students was sponsored by SNV, a Netherlands development organization, working to improve education.

Mr. Sachibu Mohammed, Education Advisor of SNV in charge

Of Eastern Potfolio in Ho, said the organisation was assisting the District Directorate of Education to revive the annual evaluation of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), introduce good basic teaching methods and train head teachers and teachers.

He said 12 out 50 Junior Secondary Schools in the district scored zero per cent in the past BECE and the organisation was committed to assisting to improve the situation.

Mr. Mohammed appealed to parents of the beneficiary schools to support organisation to achieve its objectives.

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