Government to invest in infrastructural development of schools

Government is committed to mobilizing resources to upgrade the infrastructure of schools in the country, Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, Ashanti Regional Minister, has said.

He said education was a vital tool to ensuring that Ghana developed its human resource base and that the only way this could be achieved is to give a face-lift to dilapidated school infrastructure to facilitate academic work.

Mr Opoku Manu was speaking at the maiden speech and prize-giving day of Serwaa Nyarko Girls’ Senior High School in Kumasi.

It was on the theme: “Enhancing Female Education through Better ”.

He said a better infrastructure coupled with the motivation of teachers would, in the long term help address inefficiencies in the nation’s education, stressing that government would, in this regard work hard to improve on the conditions of service of teachers.

The Regional Minister commended the founders of school for the noble idea in establishing a girls’ school at this crucial moment in Ghana’s development pursuit, especially in girl-child education.

He said, as far as women constituted a large component of the country’s population, their issues in respect of education needed to be taken seriously for an advanced society.

Mr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia, promised to help build an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre at the school to upgrade the knowledge and skills of the students.

He charged the students to be serious in their studies and be determined to overcome peer pressure for the sake of their career development.

Source: GNA

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