Mrs Patricia Akpene Tegbe- Agbo, Board Chairperson of Vakpo Senior High Technical School (VASTECH), has called on parents especially single mothers not to compromise the education of their children, due to their plight.
She said, as parents, the education of their children should be paramount over other priorities of life, adding: “This will be the only way to ensure a secured future for them.”
Mrs Tegbe-Agbo made the call when he launched the Regina Rejoice Tegbe-Award for Excellence, at the maiden Prize Giving Day of VASTECH on the theme: “Creativity in Secondary Technical Education, a Tool for Addressing Unemployment in Ghana.”
The Regina Rejoice Tegbe Excellence Award was instituted by Mrs Tegbe-Agbo and her siblings in honour of their mother, an educationist who went the extra mile to provide them with quality education after the demise of their father while they were still very young.
“In her determination to ensure that all of us received the best of education, our mother, with her meager teacher’s salary girded her loins and did all within and beyond her strength to provide us with quality education.
“Today, we wish to honour this great woman, our heroine. We have therefore footed all the bills for the Award for all the two Overall Best Students and the two Most Outstanding Teachers for this first Speech and prize giving day.
“We trust God that this would be sustained as long as we live and it would be expanded to touch other areas of education in the Vakpo Community where she comes from,” she said.
The beneficiaries received parcels and an undisclosed amount of money.
On behalf of the recipients, Mr Lord Nelson Gbesemete former Headmaster of the school registered their appreciation to the organisers for the honour done them.
He said the awards would propel them to always give off their best under all circumstances.
The occasion was witnessed by Mr Francis Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister and other dignitaries. GNA