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Technical education, paramount to Ghana's technological advancement – Educationist

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An educationist, has said that efforts to develop the country’s technology have not yielded the desired results due to partly lack of support for students pursuing technical education.

Mrs. Victoria Opoku, Director of Secondary Education Division at Ghana Education Service, in Accra, who made the observation, said “The failure of our society to give due recognition to those who opted for technical education has impacted negatively on our technological development”.

The Director of Secondary Education was speaking at the Speech and Prize Day of the Kaneshie Senior High Technical School (KATECO) in Accra on Saturday.

Mrs. Opoku called for the sensitization of Ghanaians on the need to support students seeking to acquire technical skills and knowledge.

She said that schools in the country needed rapid development and transformation to enable them to produce graduates, capable of competing in the labour market.

Mrs. Opoku said “They require competencies that will enable them to analyze, transform and generate information and to collaborate with others in decision making, problem solving as well as perform complex tasks”.

He asked teachers to update their knowledge so that they could be abreast with changing trends to enhance teaching and learning.

Mrs. Opoku also asked teachers to be role models and instill discipline and morality into students and appealed to them to be law abiding and take their studies seriously to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge needed for national development.

Mr. Eric Amarh, Headmaster of KATECO, appealed to past students of the school, individuals and organizations to donate books to the library to enhance academic work.

He called on government to relocate the school to a convenient place due to the detached nature of school blocks, sandwiched with garages and residential buildings.

Source: GNA

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