Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has given the assurance that despite the country’s economic challenges government is committed to providing quality education for the people.
He said the Government had initiated a number of projects which, over a period of time, would help increase access and bring improvements in the educational system.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the Golden Jubilee and Speech and Prize Giving Day of the Breman Asikuma Senior High School in the Central Region.
The 50th Anniversary celebration, which was attended by prominent old students from various fields of endeavour, was on the theme: “50 Years of Academic Excellence, a Proud Tradition”.
The Breman Asikuma Secondary School, which started in October, 1964, was proposed by Mr Robert Essuman, then a chief farmer and supported by Messers Isaac Botchwey and T.K.Okwan.
The establishment of the school was a joint venture between the Methodist Church Ghana, led by Very Rev. Felix Mensah Akyea, Superintedent Minister, and Breman Asikuma Society and Traditional Council, led by Nana Amoakwa Buadu VI, Omanhene.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said though the school started from a humble beginning, it had been able to make great strides, and that with the opportunities the school had it should have been able to achieve more.
He commended the founding fathers of the school for their commitment to excellence which, he said, had immortalised their names in the annals of the school.
He stressed the need for stock taking by the school authorities to enable them to confront the problems militating against teaching and learning.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said given the current economic circumstances it was impossible for the Government to provide every need of every school and it was, therefore, important for the communities where the schools were located to assume responsibility for some of the minor problems they faced.
He said through the GETfund and the District Assembly Common Fund, the Government had initiated steps to complete the six-unit staff bungalow and the assembly hall.
He called on the old students in various fields of endeavour to come to the aid of their alma mater.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said education remained the key to human progress and, therefore, advised the students to take their studies seriously in order to become better citizens in future, adding; “for tomorrow belong to those who prepare for it today”.
He said the world today had become very competitive and, therefore, urged the students to build a good character to help ease the way to fulfill and sustain the future.
He said the Golden Jubilee should serve as an occasion where the school authorities, parents and old students would rededicate themselves to its future development and the well being of the students.
He called on the Methodist Church and the Breman Traditional Council to come to the aid of the school. GNA