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04.06.2004 Education

PTAs, SMCs should co-operate to raise standard of education - DCE

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Okumaning-Kade, June 4, GNA - Mr. Yaw Yiadom-Boakye, Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive has called on Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) to co-operate and help improve the standard of education in schools. This, he said, would go a long way to speed up the socio-economic advancement of the nation.

Mr. Yiadom-Boakye made the call when he inaugurated a 10-member SMC of the University of Ghana Agricultural Research Station Primary and Junior Secondary Schools at Okumaning-Camp near Kade, on Wednesday. He said PTAs should collaborate with SMCs and provide the necessary assistance to educate the children adding that the District Assembly had been assisting needy but brilliant pupils as well as nurses and teachers and would continue to do so to move the district forward.

The DCE said the assembly would reconstitute its Educational Oversight Committee and give incentives to teachers to enable them to work harder in their various fields.

Professor Kwame Afreh-Nuamah, Head of the Research Station advised the people to continue with their patriotic spirit with which they established the schools.

He advised them to undertake communal projects to improve sanitation in the area and called on them to unite at all times and see to the welfare of the pupils.

The members of the SMC who were later out-doored were Dr. George Oduro Nkansah, Chairman, Mr. J.M. Kokroh, Vice-Chairman, and Miss Comfort Ameka, Secretary.

Others were Mr. Daniel Antiri, Headteacher of the Primary School, Miss Agnes Atua, Headmistress of the Junior Secondary School, Mr. Alex Amakye of the JSS, Miss Lydia Larbi and Mr. Wilson Appiah-Kubi, Circuit Supervisor at the District Education Office. Dr. George Oduro Nkansah, Chairman of the committee who is also a past pupil of the school on behalf of the committee members appealed for the support of the people at all times.

He assured the people that the committee would ensure that the schools continued to maintain their high standard of education. Dr. Oduro Nkansah said the committee would also help to instil discipline in the school children and to see to the welfare of teachers and pupils.

Mr. Daniel Antiri expressed appreciation to the District Assembly for its financial assistance to the schools and the provision of books worth five million cedis to the Research Station. He appealed to the assembly and the authorities of the station to continue to provide aid for the schools.

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