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General News of Sunday, 20 November 2016

Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo

Gov't committed to improve education standard — Veep

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur in a campaign mood.

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has re-emphasized government’s commitment to improve education delivery at all levels for the benefit of the youth.

He said investing in quality education and skills provides the best legacy to empower the youth to contribute to the development and transformation of the country.

He made the statement when as part of his campaign to the Brong Ahafo Region inaugurated a five hundred capacity bed girls dometry at Ginigini SHS in the Sunyani East constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur further stated that there has being significant gains and improvement in the results of student and , performance of have been impressive form the results that are coming out because of the investment that government has made in that area .

He said it has therefore become the priority of government to organize training programmes to enhance the teaching skills of teachers in this field.

He said over 1,500 teachers have benefited from the enhanced methodology for improved teaching and learning especially of science and mathematics.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur stated that in pursuit of its transformation agenda, government has introduced a number of interventions to improve education delivery.

He cited for example infrastructure development at all levels, the progressive elimination of schools under trees, the construction of multi-floor school buildings to increase enrolment and assist in the elimination of the shift system in highly populated areas as well as the provision of furniture and teaching and learning material to improve the school environment for effective teaching and learning.

He said in addition to the infrastructure development, government has also initiated social intervention programmes such as the provision of school uniforms, exercise books and lunch for needy children.

Vice-President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur underscored the importance of the sciences in securing the future of the nation and implored students to devote much time to the study of the subject.

He said: “Without science we cannot compete with the world as they leap.” He stated that the government had over the years rolled out a number of projects to address the pressing infrastructural challenges confronting particularly second cycle institutions.

He said although the country was going through some economic challenges, the government remained committed to the provision of infrastructural facilities to deliver quality education.

The Vice-President said that the government would continue to invest in education so that educational institutions would continue to produce the needed human resources for national development.

He used the occasion to introduce the NDC parliamentary candidate for the area Hon Dickson Kyeremeh to them and the need to vote for him to compliment the efforts of President John Mahama so that he wins and compliment his effort in continuity in development as they can witness in their area.