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08.07.2006 Education

Stakeholders in education urged to support culture

By GNA
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Mrs Beatrice Boakye-Ansah Prempeh, Amansie West District Director of Education, has called on School Management Committees (SMCs), Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and other stakeholders in education to support the government on its effort to re-introduce cultural enrichment programmes in schools.

She said culture, which was the way of life of the people, was being promoted in schools to inculcate positive traditional values into Ghanaian children as a way of reducing the indoctrination of foreign culture on the youth.

Mrs Prempeh was speaking at the closing of a cultural festival organized by the district directorate of education for basic schools at Antoakrom at the weekend.

The schools recited traditional poems, drumming and dancing and the exhibition of traditional artifacts and handicrafts.

Mr Afoakwa Asante, the Antoakrom Circuit Supervisor, who chaired the function, said the festival was to select a school to represent the district at the forthcoming inter-district cultural festival to be held in Kumasi.

He advised the pupils to study hard in school and learn about their culture at all times.

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