The Director of Good Shepherd International School on Friday said learning had become less attractive to many children because society was bombarding them with other alternatives to learning with the advent of information technology.
He said about 50% of Junior High Students continue to drop out of school due to failure to pass the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) when he launched 20th anniversary of the school in Accra.
Mr Wisdom Kpehor called for all hands on deck to nib the problem of the falling educational standards in the bud, saying it was both the responsibility of parents and teachers.
It was on the theme “Ensuring Peaceful environment for Quality Education; Your Role, My Role”.
“We are pleased to dedicate our anniversary to the peace and harmony we have enjoyed since we opted for constitutional rule in Ghana” he said and added that as a Christian school they were tasked to transform infants into valued added beings and that the school provided each child with knowledge, skills and moral understanding to help them achieve their personnel goals.
Mr. John Sackey Jr., Executive President of E-toys & more, reiterated the need for peace especially in an election year and noted that his outfit valued the partnership with the Millennium Development Projects for the Peace Campaign 2012.
He explained that the campaign sought to initiate and sustain universal and popular public interest in deliberately working to safeguard the peace, unity and security enjoyed in Ghana.
There were solidarity messages from the representatives of New Patriotic Party, the National Democratic Congress and the People’s National Convention who reiterated their commitment to ensure peace before, during and after elections. GNA