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06.08.2009 Education

Public Education for PTA members of Kade School

By GNA
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Kade, Aug. 5, GNA – Members of the Appiawiah Memorial Preparatory School Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) were on Wednesday taken through health education and fire prevention.

A Public Health Nurse, Miss Grace Mensah, spoke on hypertension and cautioned against excessive intake of fatty foods, smoking and drinking which could be the surest ways of being afflicted with the disease.

She also emphasized the need for all age groups, especially the elderly, to adopt the habit of regular exercise in order to do away with many avoidable diseases.

Miss Mensah said stress, anger and fear could contribute to hypertension and said it was also harmful to go to bed shortly after a heavy evening meal.

Touching on foods that could facilitate hypertension, she mentioned salty fish, starchy foods, spices, meat, sugary foods, eggs and too much salt intake.

Miss Mensah called on all adults to check their blood pressure regularly, have sufficient rest and for those with hypertension to visit health facilities and religiously take their medications.

Mr Frank Asante, Chief Executive Officer of Think Education Ghana, said countries that had attained high levels of advancement had done so because of the quality of education imparted to their people.

He said those countries usually referred to as “Asian tigers” had attained high levels of economic and technological advancement because of the greatest importance attached to educational development of their countries.

Mr Asante advised parents to put more resources into the education of their children instead of spending on unnecessary things such as buying of funeral cloths.

Mr George Tetteh, Kade Station Officer of the Ghana National Service, said the major task of the service was fire prevention rather than fire fighting.

He said the service had therefore been embarking on public education on how to prevent both domestic and bush fires.

The proprietor of the school, Mr J. M. Aikins, said he and the PTA had procured six computers and accessories for the training of the children in ICT but called for assistance for more computers from donors.

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