20.09.2004 Education

Don't compromise on quality education for children- Otumfuo

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Kumasi, Sept 20, GNA- The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has asked parents and teachers not to compromise on quality education for children.

He pointed out that when teachers and parents did that the nation would rather be the loser.

Schools, should therefore, team up with parents to adopt guidelines that would enable parents and teachers to meet regularly to address problems that impeded quality education for the their children. This was contained in a speech read on his behalf at the inauguration of the Royal County of Kumasi International School at Atasomanso New Site in the Kumasi Metropolis on Saturday.

The Asantehene said much as there was the need to increase intake in basic schools in the country to give many children access to education, it behoved on private schools to also strive for excellence.

He said in view of the role Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) education played in enhancing the socio-economic development of developing countries, schools should enforce policies that would make ICT education compulsory.

Mr Ken Kusi, proprietor of the school, said the school would live up to its objective of training students to become responsible adults. Nana Owusu Yaw Ababio, Kaasehene, who represented the Asantehene, donated 20 million cedis as Asantehene's contribution to the.

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