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General News Tue, 1 Oct 2002

Textbooks procured for SSS students

The Minister of Education, Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi, has stated that the required textbooks for Senior Secondary Schools have been procured for students of the various schools. He has, therefore, asked the school authorities to ensure that all students have access to the books to improve their academic performance.

Prof. Ameyaw-Akumfi made this known when he addressed a grand durbar of chiefs and people of the Boso Traditional Area in the Eastern Region to mark their annual Odwegyiri (Yam) Festival at the weekend. The occasion was used to honour the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Dan Botwe, a citizen of the town, and also to raise funds in aid of the Boso Secondary/Technical School.

According to the minister, the problem of lack of textbooks for both tutors and students is over and that all the required books would be supplied to the libraries of the schools. “All the books, especially those on core subjects such as Science, Mathematics and English which were formerly hard to come by, are now ready for distribution to the schools,” he said.

Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi, who was of the view that the supply of the books would go a long way to improve the standard of education, asked the students to take the opportunity to improve their academic performance.

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The minister, who told the gathering that the government is committed to technical education to enable the larger number of students who cannot pursue secondary education to acquire the various vocations, gave the assurance that the Boso Secondary/Technical School would be given the necessary assistance to serve as a model school for the area.

He asked parents to team up with teachers to train their children instead of physically attacking teachers who discipline their children. The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Yaw Barimah who also addressed the gathering said a contract has been signed to improve the water situation in the area while the District Chief Executive, Dr Godfred Kofi Siaw, asked the people to embrace the President’s cassava initiative.

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Gustav Narh-Domertey, said the main road leading to Boso will be reconstructed. Mr Dan Botwe, who was presented with a kente cloth and a pair of native sandals, said the government has instituted the necessary measures to improve the living condition of the people and asked them to bear with it since the damage done to the economy over the years cannot be remedied immediately.

He assured the people that he would follow up any request for infrastructural amenities sent to the government and thanked them for the honour done him. Earlier, the Kyidomhene of Boso, Nana Ansah Asumann II, asked the government to support the school by constructing a four-classroom block to cater for the increasing number of students, and provide them with a clinic, as well as other infrastructural amenities such as roads.

Source: Daily Graphic
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