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08.12.2010 Education

Queen presents incentive package to teachers

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December 08, 2010 Assin Foso (C/R), Dec 8, GNA - The Assin North Municipal Assembly has said it is committed to the development of the manpower needs of the area and had taken steps to empower the youth with vocational skills.

To this end, the Assembly has initiated a programme to assist vocational and technical institutes with equipment to train the youth to acquire skills.

Mr Eric Adomako, the Municipal Planning Officer, said this at the presentation of incentive package donated by Nana Appiantua VI, Ninfahenmaa of Assin Foso, to the Foso Vocational Training Institute.

The items, two fridges and two television sets, were the Queen's personal donation to the Institute to be given to hard working teachers as incentive.

He appealed to citizens of the area to emulate the shining example of the Queen by supporting teachers to motivate them to give off their best.

Neenyi Kofi Takoe, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said it was inappropriate for chiefs, queens and rich people to use their resources on litigation that did not bring any benefit to the people.

He said the nation had reached a stage where little contributions from individuals could make an impact on the "Better Ghana Agenda."

Neenyi Kofi Tagoe, the Chairman of the Institute's Parent/Teacher Association, appealed to the management of the Institute to ensure that the items got to those who deserved them and not to friends or favourites of management.

He appealed to the government to give special attention to vocational and technical education since it had been established that countries that had developed laid emphasis on that sector of education.

Neenyi Kofi Tagoe appealed to the Municipal Assembly to complete the boys' dormitory that the PTA was putting up for the Institute.

The Principal of the Institute, Mr Samuel Kwashie Amegbor, appealed to companies, industries and organizations to help equip the institute with modern tools.

He said students were owing the Institute GH¢ 130,000.00 as fees and appealed to the Assembly and the community to introduce sponsorship scheme for the students to reduce the drop-out rate.

Nana Appiantua said the donation was in line with her love for vocational and technical education as the surest means of accelerating development.


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