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04.04.2007 General News

Intensify Education On Re-denomination Among Students

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Adenta, Mr Kwadjo Opare-Hammond has called on the Bank of Ghana (BOG) to intensify its education on the redenomination of the cedi among pupils and students.

That, he said would enable the pupils and students to educate their parents and other relatives to make the exercise successful.

Mr Opare-Hammond gave the advise when he addressed selected pupils from his constituency who visited Parliament to learn about the proceedings of the House.

The MP said that since the exercise was very crucial, there was the need for the BoG to employ different tactics to enable its campaign messages to be understood by the people, especially illiterates.

Mr Opare-Hammond commended the bank for the efficient manner it had handled the exercise so far and expressed the hope that Ghanaians took advantage of the campaign to acquaint themselves with the cedi correspondence into the new Ghana cedi.

On education, the MP stated that government had taken bold measures to entice parents to send their children to school.

He mentioned the introduction of the Capitation Grant and the School Feeding Programme as some of the bold policies that had been put in place by the government.

Mr Opare-Hammond urged the pupils to reciprocate the huge investment being made by the government, teachers and their parents by studying hard in order to be useful to the country in future.

He also advised the pupils to refrain from sex before marriage since such a practice could detract their attention from their education.

The MP announced that efforts were being made to organise free extra classes for third year students of all junior secondary schools (jss) in the constituency to enable them to pass their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) well.

Mr Opare-Hammond later led the pupils who were accompanied by their teachers to tour the various departments of the Parliament and explained to them the functions of each department.

Some of the pupils in an interview expressed their appreciation to the MP and said that the visit would inspire them to study hard to enable them to become MPs and occupy other responsible places in the country in future.

Story by Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah