Gov’t Secures $75m To Expand School Infrastructure
The government has secured a 75-million dollar grant to expand infrastructure and provide more learning materials for schools in some districts in the country.
The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, Mr Mahama Ayariga, disclosed this in an address at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Bishop Herman College in Kpando, last Saturday.
He acknowledged the enormous contributions of the Catholic Church to education in the country, over the years.
For him, the success of the Catholic Schools could be attributed to their good administration and management as well as the moral values instilled into the students.
According to Mr Ayariga, the government has made education the main thrust of plans through which the citizenry could be equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required for alleviation of poverty and improving their lives.
He assured that the great vision of the late President Mills would be continued, adding the ministry had put in place an Inspectorate Directorate which would undertake the proper inspection of schools in the country.
Mr Ayariga called on communities to live in harmony and place the education of their youth at the centre of all their endeavors.
The chairman of the Council of State, Professor Kofi Awoonor, enjoined the nation to move beyond access to functional education, to prepare the children for an all-around life in the future.
He expressed concern about youth indiscipline in schools and communities, and called on school authorities to reintroduce the tenets of discipline in our schools.
Prof Awoonor encouraged students to rather read more and spend less time on the internet, to assure themselves of better careers in future.
For his part, the Bishop of the Ho Diocese, The Most Rev. Francis Lodonu, noted that academic excellence had been the hallmark of all who passed through the college, and appealed to the old students to contribute generously to the development of the school.
The headmaster, Rev. Father Walther Mawusi Agebetoh, enumerated the challenges facing the school, top of which is a spacious and convenient dining hall complex for the growing number of students.
Source: The Ghanaians Times