Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, on Saturday reiterated Government’s commitment to making the development of education the main thrust of its strategic policy to alleviate poverty to improve the quality of life of the citizenry.
He said this in an address read on his behalf by Madam Emelia Arthur, the Deputy Regional Minister,
at the 60th anniversary celebration of Saint John’s School at Sekondi.
The celebration was on the theme: “Investing in Quality Education in the 21st Century-The role of major stakeholders”.
Mr. Aidoo Government would ensure effective and efficient management and financing of education and said: “Our focus as a government, has therefore, been to ensure that institutional structures are strengthened and enough attention is given to the development of professionals “.
He said though Government has consistently been alive to its responsibility of providing requisite funding for education it could not highhandedly address the numerous challenges confronting the educational sector.
Mr. Aidoo called communities, Parent-Teacher Associations and the Old Students Association and other
stakeholders in education to support Government to improve the quality of education.
Most Reverend Mathias Kobina Nketsiah, Archbioshop of Cape Coast and Apostolic Administrator of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese of the Catholic Church, asked the school to continue to offer good quality education to transform the individual.
He said Catholic education seeks morality, transformation and salvation of the individual and only to produce skilled manpower for the job market.
Dr. Percival Kuranchie, Managing Director of the National Investment Bank, called on all Ghanaians to contribute to the development of education
He said quality education should be the right of every individual, and he condemned parents and guardians who engage children of school going age as laborers.
Rev. Brother Sylvester Quaye, Headmaster of the school, appealed to individuals and organizations to assist the school to construct boreholes, acquire a school bus, and to construct a three-storey dormitory. GNA