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Regional News of Sunday, 27 May 2012

Source: GNA

Encroachers attack Foso College of Education lands

The Principal of Foso College of Education, Dr Nana Kwaku Asiedu on Saturday expressed concern about the encroachment on the school lands.

Dr Asiedu who was speaking at the 4th congregation of the College at Assin Foso in the Central Region, blamed the traditional authorities for being the brain behind the practice.

He warned that the school would go to court to seek redress.

Dr Asiedu said the college is faced with other problems including lack of student and staff accommodation, modern classrooms, offices for heads of department and other logistics.

He said the majority of the teaching and non-teaching staff live outside campus and have to` commute from long distances to work daily.

Dr Asiedu said roads in the college are also in a deplorable state and asked the President to give his assent to the Colleges of Education Bill to facilitate development on campus.

“The colleges continue to remain like second cycle institutions but much is expected from us,” he added.

Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, tasked the newly train teachers to act as role models and ambassadors of peace.

He underscored the importance of peace, security and stability in the socio- economic development of the country and urged Ghanaians not to take the phenomenon for granted.

He said in the past three years, government had provided 1,250 schools under trees with classrooms whilst another 1,728 are awaiting their turn.

Mr Quansah said more than three million school uniforms have been provided to pupils as wells as 43 million exercise books and 66,000 laptop computers.

He gave the assurance that government would liaise with the Ghana Education Trust Fund to give the Foso college a fence wall to ensure security on campus, and curb the activities of encroachers.**

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