Professor Kofi Sraku-Lartey, President of the Presbyterian University College, has said Ghana’s educational system should be able to produce students, who were entrepreneurial-minded and could attempt to set up their own small businesses even after senior high school.
He said a concerted effort by all stakeholders, including the government, teachers, parents and the students themselves, could make this feat achievable.
“I will also strongly urge parents to provide the environment to nurture holistic education that would empower the young ones to do something positive in their lives so that they do not become a burden to society,” he said.
Professor Sraku-Lartey was speaking at the 22nd Anniversary celebration and Speech and Prize-Giving Day of the Mangoase Senior High School at Mangoase in the Eastern Region at the weekend.
He urged Chiefs and community leaders to assist students in their respective areas by providing the needed facilities for quality education since “the future well-being of the community depended on educated youth.”
Professor Sraku-Lartey also implored the church to provide leadership and ideas that would shape the lives of the youth of this country.
He urged the students to remain focused on their academic pursuit and strive to become leaders with high moral standards and integrity to salvage the nation.
Mr S. Agyiri Nyarko, the headmaster of the school, commended the Ghana Education Trust Fund, for its immense assistance to the school.
He however, appealed to the government to assist the school with assembly and dining halls as well as a computer laboratory and computers.
Dr Kwabena Agyei, who is also the Chairman of the Ghana Education Trust Fund expressed the Fund’s commitment to continue to ensure that the school becomes one of the best SHS in the country.
Nana Ansah Sasraku III, Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of Akuapem Traditional Area, also pledged his unflinching support to the school.