Feb 27, 2013 at 8:17pm
Vice President Amissah- Arthur Meets Winners Of President's Independence Award
Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has advised the youth to take their studies seriously by making maximum use of educational facilities provided by the government.
This he noted will enable them to position themselves for the future development of the nation.
They should also be obedient to their teachers and parents who are sacrificing to guide them in life.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur gave the advice when 20 Young Achievers, former pupils of junior high schools, who were the most successful at last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), across the 10 regions of Ghana, paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
He said history was replete with examples of people who became leaders in Ghana because of their substantial educational achievement and urged the the youth to make the best of the education opportunities being offered them.
The visit comes ahead of Ghana Independence day celebrations on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
They were accompanied by the Minister of Education, Prof Naana Jane Opoku, some officials from the Ministry of Education.
Describing the children as the cream of pupils who passed the BECE last year, the Vice President, said their educational achievements would follow them throughout life, hence they had become role models to themselves and other younger pupils.
He advised the students to be respectful to their parents and teachers and appreciate the effort of their guardians for their sacrifices to see them through their education.
Miss Rosemary Mettle, formerly of Holy Child Preparatory School in Akatsi, now of Mawuli School in Ho, on behalf of her colleagues thanked the Government for the recognition.
Business Manager of Nestle (Beverages), Mr Femi Akintola said the package and activities included a trip from the interior parts of Ghana to Accra, a wreath laying in honour late President Atta Mills at the Asomdwee Park in Accra, visit to the Nestle factory and other industrial establishments in Tema, and the donation of branded laptops and Nestle products for one full year among others.