Educational Planners Urged To Re-Orient Education
| Updated Aug 28, 2017 at 3:00pm
Educatio Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
A private school in Accra, God’s Grace International School has held its 30th anniversary with a call on educational planners and policy-makers to re-orient education to expose our children to problem-solving, acquisition of skills and languages, individual and collaborative activities, entrepreneurship including self-development, self-worth and patriotism.
The principal of the school, Mrs.Joan Addison who made the call noted that it is critical for us to chart this course so that our children will be able to meet the challenges of our time and beyond adding that that is what quality education is all about.
The anniversary celebration which was on the theme; Quality education, meeting the challenges of our time and beyond saw 57 pupils graduating from the Junior High School and 62 graduating from Montessori.
Mrs. Addison said the school is redesigning her curriculum to include the values aforementioned in order to start the children on the right path of change at an early age so that they may continue to be trail-blazers wherever they find themselves.
The Guest Speaker of the occasion, the Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Patrick Boamah urged parents and guardians to continually invest in the right and best form of education for their children adding that we cannot fail our children in this respect as the best investment is quality education which is the bedrock of any nation.
He advised parents to be good role and learning models for their children by ensuring that children attend school regularly and are provided with the basic needed support from home.
He advised the students to use their time profitably even as they go higher up the ladder and not be consumed by the alluring nature of social media and telenovelas but listen to their teachers and parents because it is the only way to excel.
For his part, the chairman of the occasion Hon. Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra Metropolitan Assembly urged parents to continue the good work in investing in their children adding that it is the best form of social security.
He encouraged all citizens and residents of Accra to be environmentally-conscious in the cause to fight the canker of filth in the capital which is man-made adding that it is a shared responsibility and called for all to collaborate with him to wage and win the war on keeping the capital clean.
Mr.Sowah said his doors are open to any approach from citizens on any sanitation or environmental concern adding that the rapid- response unit is on stand-by to respond.
There were award of prizes to deserving students and staff.