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23.03.2009 Regional News

Obuasi SDA schools initiate library project for students

By gna

Mrs Beatrice Boakye-Ansah Prempeh, the Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, has commended the School Management Committee (SMC) and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Seventh-Day Adventist )SDA) schools at Obuasi for initiating a computer library project for the pupils and students.

“I want to commend the SMC, PTA, the church and the entire SDA schools community for initiating this computer library project”, she said at a meeting with the cross-section of the school community members after inspecting the project.

This is a clear demonstration of your commitment to the welfare and education of your children”, she added and encouraged them to liaise with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working with the Ghana Education Service (GES) for reading materials to stock the library.

Mrs Prempeh said the new education reforms recognized private participation and other parental support that would help in the provision of quality education delivery in the schools.

She said the library project was laudable since reading was essential in the acquisition of knowledge, stressing “reading broadens the outlook of the learner”.

On discipline, the Municipal Director condemned excessive canning and urged schools to let their Guidance and Counselling Officers to function to help improve discipline amongst recalcitrant pupils and students.

Elder Richard Adu, the PTA Chairman, said the schools needs computers to help in the teaching and learning of the communication technology.

He expressed concern about the insecurity of materials in the schools due of the lack of watchmen and appealed to the government and the GES for the recruitment of watchmen for the schools.

Elder Adu announced the determination of the PTA to extend power to the schools and the library to help students make effective use of the project.