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15.04.2008 Education

Recognise Abilities Of Female Students

By GNA - newtimesonline.com

Mr Fosuaba Mensah Banahene, Administrator of the Ghana Education Trust Fund(GETFUND), has underscored the need for teachers to give equal opportunity, attention and recognition to the abilities of female students.

He explained that female students had in recent times demonstrated their ability to achieve academic success and contributed towards national development.

Mr Banahene was speaking at the 45th anniversary and speech and prize giving day of Techiman Senior High School at Techiman last Saturday.

It was on the theme, 'The new education reform, prospects and challenges of Ghana after 50'.

Touching on the reform, the GETFUND Administrator said the objective sought to develop well balanced individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to become functional and productive citizens.

Mr Banahene enjoined the students to make good use of their time and shun social vices that would impede their academic progress and success.

He gave the assurance that the GETFund would provide the school with a 56-seater bus and a cross country double cabin pick-up vehicle, as well as a modern assembly hall.

Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi, Minister of Ports, Harbours and Railways, who was the guest of honour, acknowledged the role of past administrators and students in the development of the school.

He commended Techiman traditional authorities for their continued assistance to the school and urged the teachers to acknowledge the central role they play in the development of the school child.

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