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General News of Monday, 12 July 2010

Source: GNA

Minister advocates crusade against moral decadence among youth

Kpando, July 12, GNA - Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education, at the weekend called for a national reawakening and orientation to check moral decadence among the country's youth, especially students. He appealed to individuals and organisations to support the crusade against immorality and indiscipline, saying "we are in the same boat and if it sails smoothly, we would benefit, if it sinks, we would all suffer the consequences."

Mr Tettey-Enyo made the call at the 57th Speech and Prize Giving Day of the Kpando Senior High School (KPANSEC), at Kpando in the Volta Region.

The occasion, which was under the theme: "Morality and National Development: The Role of Stakeholders in the Training of the Youth," was organized and sponsored by the 1985-1987 Alumni Groups of KPANSEC. Mr Tettey-Enyo blamed the spate of immorality, indecent dressing and offensive language among the youth partly on infiltration of foreign cultures, urbanization and Information and Communication Technology. He commended the founding fathers, staff and tutors of KPANSEC for their contribution to the development of the school. Mr Joseph Amenowode, Regional Minister, said government was committed to providing infrastructure for schools to facilitate teaching and learning.

He said apart from government's programme to construct 36 six-unit classroom blocks for the intake of fresh students in September, Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Region would have the option of converting 12-unit classroom blocks into dormitories, depending on their choice and needs.

Mr Amenowode, an Old Boy of KPANSEC, called on the students to learn hard to enable them to acquire skills, knowledge and values needed for national development. Mr Francis Ganyaglo, Kpando District Chief Executive, gave the assurance that the Assembly would solve the perennial water shortage in Kpando.

He said that the Ghana Water Company Limited has completed evaluation of the project. awaiting the next line of action. Mr Fred K. Mordey, Headmaster of KPANSEC, said that the school, which was started with nine students in 1953, now has student population of 1,107.

He called for the rehabilitation of educational structures, completion of the assembly hall project, which was started in 1978, and the provision of water and teachers' bungalows for the school. Mr S. W. K. Tsadidey, Board Chairman of KPANSEC, commended the School's Parent-Teacher Association and Old Boys Association for their contribution to development of the school.

Masters Joy Senyo, Foster Amoako and Senyo Gligbe were adjudged best students of SHS three, SHS two and SHS one respectively. Students who distinguished themselves in academic work received cash, books and certificates as their prizes. An appeal for funds yielded GHc 10,644.

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