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30.11.2004 Education

Director calls for co-chain of quality education

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Breman Asikuma (C/R), Nov 30, GNA - Mr Ato Essuman, Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, has called on parents to cooperate with teachers to ensure quality education for their children who are the future leaders to enhance the socio-economic advancement of the country.

Mr Essuman who was speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Breman Asikuma Secondary School at Breman Asikuma noted that quality education would be elusive without proper resources for schools.

He pointed out that even though 40 percent of the country's budget was spent on education, it appeared not to be sufficient since greater part of the amount went into salaries and allowances.

The Chief Director said the absence of pragmatic programmes to achieve sustainable quality education would spell the doom of the positive approach to education by the government.

He said lack of quality education would result in ignorance, poverty, poor sanitation and lack of qualified professionals to fill key positions.

Mr Isaac Edumadze, Central Regional Minister, in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Ben Assumaning, Deputy Regional Co-ordinating Director, assured the school authorities of the Regional Coordinating Council and the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly's commitment to assist in maintaining the standard of the school to enable it to set records. Mr Edumadze said the government was supporting the educational sector because is the key to national development.

He urged the people to hold their political activities in a lawful manner with the elections day drawing near because "we are all one people with a common destiny".

Ms Comfort E. Akomaning, Headmistress said the tutors and students would be motivated to work hard to place the school on a high academic ladder.

She said the school lacked an assembly hall and appealed for additional classroom blocks, staff accommodation, a modern home economics block and new computer laboratory to ensure effective teaching and learning.

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