Nana Kojo Amoakwa the Fifth, Krontihene of the Nyakrom Traditional Area, has reiterated the call on women to stop spending lavishly on funerals, and other material things, to the detriment of their children’s education.
He said the only asset parents can bequeath to their children is quality education, to enable them become responsible future adults.
Nana Amoakwa, who is also the chief of Agona Duakwa, made the call when he commissioned a nine-classroom block, computer laboratory, offices, library, modern toilet facility and 250 desks and tables, estimated at 325,000 Ghana Cedis for the Kindergarten and Junior High School at Agona Oboyambo in the Agona East District.
The educational infrastructures were solely constructed by two Swedish Women for Royal Best Hope School Complex, to help children in and around Oboyambo to have easy access to quality education.
The two Swedish, Miss Tessa Evyborg and Susana Benceet, are directors of the school.
Nana Amoakwa expressed regret that majority of women in the area have failed to take full responsibility of their children’s education and other basic needs, especially those of the girl-child.
According to him, such a situation has compelled many girls to play truncate to their education, whilst others have been impregnated by some wicked and irresponsible men for giving them financial assistance.
Nana Amoakwa urged parents to prioritize the education of the wards, because it is the only panacea to redeem them from abject poverty.
The Nyakrom Krontihene chastised men who refused to take responsibility after impregnating the girls.
Nana Amoakwa urged teachers of the school to serve as role models for their pupils and students, to promote academic excellence.
The Agona Duakwahene lamented about the abysmal performance by some schools in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations in recent times.
He appealed to the Agona East Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, to help reverse the trend.
Very Reverend Eyiah Quansah, Deputy District Director of Education, said the construction of the classrooms, would prevent the children from walking long distances to Agona Mankrong and Fante Bawjiase to attend Junior High School.
Mr Stephen Nyakoh, headteacher of the school, said starting with an initial 73 pupils, the school can now boast of a student population of 208. GNA