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05.08.2013 General News

Second Lady opens Methodist educational heads conference

By Daily Graphic
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The wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has stressed the need for effective collaboration within the educational setup of the country in  order to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015.

According to her, religious institutions had a pivotal role to play in the national development agenda, since the government alone could not shoulder that responsibility.

Mrs Amissah-Arthur made these remarks at the opening of the Annual Conference and Capacity Building Workshop for heads, regional managers and chaplains of Methodist institutions in CapeCoast.

It had the theme: 'Witnessing To Christ Today: Mobilising Our Connexional Resources for Education Development.'

Mrs Amissah-Arthur reminded the church that achieving universal primary education by 2015 was a target that would require a holistic approach. She, therefore, called on the Methodist Church to continue to use its financial, human and material resources to partner the government in meeting the MDG-2 target.

She also said teachers and school heads must be equipped with competencies that would allow them run their schools efficiently and effectively.

That, she said, called for periodic training to update them with new methods and ideas that would enable them to function more effectively.

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