Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum, a Deputy Minister for Education has promised school authorities and students at Kumasi High School (KUHIS) of his outfit’s resolve to build and restock a library facility for their use.
The project estimated to cost about GHC 500, 000.00 would help to improve studies and research by teaching staff as well as students on the campus of the famous grade ‘A’ Gyinyase based second cycle school.
Speaking during a tour of the school which happens to be his alma mater last Tuesday, Dr Adutwum noted the importance of having a properly stocked library in the campuses of schools.
He stated that staff and students become better when they have opportunity to update and research for new ideas and knowledge in a proper library setting.
‘’I did not have the opportunity to get access to the library as you have but I decided to buy books and learn on my own on campus and so once we have the opportunity to help we are committed to building and restocking libraries and KUHIS will soon get one at a cost of half a million Ghana cedis’’, the Deputy Minister intimated.
Advising the students, the Deputy Minister asked them to be glued to their books so as to learn and pass to further their education at the university level.
According to him, opportunities for one to do well in life abound in the universities, adding that he became a better person when he got the chance to further his education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) after completing Sixth form in Kumasi High.
He noted that education provides the best pivot to reverse poverty, illiteracy and other challenges in the society.
Having struggled in life to become who he is today, Dr Adutwum said nobody can prevent any student from achieving greatness in life except themselves.
‘’I struggled to complete my secondary education and form five at Jachie Pramso from where I got the chance to do my sixth form at KUHIS where I excelled to enter KNUST and I have no doubt that you will do well when you are also determined’’, the Deputy Minister stressed amidst rapturous applause.
Mincing no words, Dr Adutwum who also doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bosomtwe noted that the free senior high school education policy by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has opened the door for all Ghanaian children to attain secondary education at no cost.
This policy, he noted provides the best impetus for the ground works to be done to ensure Ghana becomes an educated society.
The country, he mentioned can only drive away poverty, sanitation issues and unemployment when it is able to adequately, properly and completely educate its citizenry.
He therefore urged all parents and guardians to support their children to be in school to study to obtain knowledge for a better future as well as help in nation building.
Accompanying the Minister on tour of KUHIS were Dr William Darkwah, National Coordinator for Free Senior High School (FSHS), Madam Lydia Martins, Guidance and Counseling Coordinator-KUHIS, Mr Samuel Kwaku Obeng, Mmerante3 Accra Branch Head as well as representatives of former student year groups.
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