21.09.2005 General News

Mother lied about school at Adankwaman Asimdaman

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Accra, Sept. 21, GNA - The Adankwaman Youth Association on Wednesday said Madam Dora Nartey, a businesswoman, who complained about the placement of her child at a school in Adankwaman Asimdaman, near Assin Manso in the Central Region, lied about the school.

A statement signed by Mr Attah-Sarfo Cruffie, Chairman of the Association, said: "What the woman came out to say is not true; full of exaggerations and that anybody can go to the school to verify." The statement, which was in reaction to an interview Madam Nartey granted the media on the placement of her child in the school under the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), said the school was established in 1979 and had produced graduates and people working in reputable organisations and were very successful. The media quoted Madam Nartey as having said that the Headmaster of the school promised to buy coal pots for the students to cook their own meals.

She also said "the headmaster is the teacher, secretary and everything. How do you expect my daughter to go to such a school?" The Association said the assertion by Madam Nartey gave the "wrong impression that the Headmaster is the sole person managing the school or he owns it as a private property" but the School belonged to the Community and the District Assembly.

"The Association would like to point out to Madam Dora Nartey that there are equally good and responsible parents, who have their cherished children in schools like Adankwaman Secondary School all over the country and doing much better.

"She is advised, therefore, not to go round to discourage parents, who are working hard to get their children into secondary education, regarding their means and government's efforts to improve the level of education in the country." 21 Sept. 05

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