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28.02.2009 Education

Parent’s legacy is quality education – Rev. Ghunney


Right Reverend Dr Joseph Kow Ghunney, Methodist Bishop for Winneba Dioceses on Friday said the only legacy parents could bequeath to their children was quality education.

He said it was only through quality education that children, future leaders could become useful citizens in society.

Rt-Rev. Ghunney was launching the 10th Anniversary celebration of Saint Paul Methodist Junior High School at Low Cost in Winneba.

The theme for the celebration is “Basic Education in the New Education Reforms”.

Activities planned included debates, quiz, spelling competition and Speech and Prize Giving Day in August.

Rt-Rev. Ghunney therefore, urged parents to provide their children with the needed learning materials to facilitate their education and monitor them closely to detect any misbehaviour.

He announced that a committee had been instituted to investigate the poor performance of some schools in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the diocese.

Mrs Arabella Pratt, Headmistress of the school said the first batch of 14 candidates for the 2008 BECE scored 100 per cent with some distinctions.

She appealed to government to organise capacity building workshops for teachers in private schools.

Mrs Pratt appealed to Effutu Municipal Assembly to rehabilitate the road leading to the school.

Ms Edinan Kakra Avke, Lecturer at Art Department of University of Education Winneba (UEW) asked parents to pay their children's school fees promptly to enable managements of private schools operate efficiently and effectively.

She appealed to philanthropists to provide educational materials to schools to complement government's efforts.