04.12.2008 Education

Education is the basis for progress and suitable development - Onyinah

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Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, Ashanti Regional Director of Education has observed that quality education formed the basis for progress and suitable development in any country.

He noted that Ghana Education Service (GES) had therefore placed high premium on human resource development and urged parents not to deny their children quality education.

Mr Onyinah made the observation when inaugurating a-13-member Board of Governors of Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi on Wednesday.

They are Mrs Akua Baah, former Headmistress of Kumasi Girls SHS, Chairperson, Professor Mrs Akosua Addy and Dr Charlotte Abaka, all Lecturers of University of Ghana, Legon, Mrs Gladys Amaning, Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education and Mrs Gladys Kwapong, a retired educationist.

Mr Onyinah said it was their responsibility to control the general policy of the school and assist solve conflicts but cautioned them against the tendency to control the authority.

He advised school authorities to be transparent and ensure sound financial management to prevent any suspicion and conflicts.

Mrs Betty Oppong-Duku, Headmistress of the school, announced that the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) had so far spent over GH¢50,000 to construct a-three-storey dormitory block estimated at GH¢2,500,000.

It has in addition, purchased an electric generating plant for the school estimated at about GH¢25,000.

Mrs Akua Baah said, the school was established in 2004 with 324 girls to augment the few institutions for girls in Ashanti Region to promote girl-child education. She said it had attained the status of an enviable girls' school and performed creditably in the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2007 and 2008.

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