Businessman calls for zero tolerance for illiteracy
Mr Anthony Appiah-King, Japan based Ghanaian businessman and proprietor of the Unique Christian Ville Educational Institute at Kasoa, has appealed to the government to declare and enforce zero tolerance for illiteracy by 2015.
“The reason being that with a good human resource base, the government can save a lot of money and edge closer to the well developed countries” Mr Appiah-King said.
He said this at the inauguration of a block of four classrooms block equipped with television sets, Disc Video Decks (DVD), toys and other teaching aids for the nursery and kindergarten at Kasoa.
Mr Appiah-King said, “It is time the engineers at our mines, oil fields and coaches of the national teams be Ghanaians so that the foreign exchange being spent on these expatriates remain in the country to improve our economy.”
He said the government should ensure that quality education reached every Ghanaian child in all corners of the country regardless of his or her location.
Mr Appiah-King appealed to the government to assist registered private schools with textbooks and other logistics for more effective teaching and learning.
Mr Victor Adibo, Administrative Manager of the Institute, said the school started with two pupils in 2004 and now has 400 pupils.