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General News of Monday, 6 June 2011

Source: GNA

Brew-Butler advocates for massive education to stem homosexual acts

Cape Coast, June 6, GNA-Mr. Samuel Brew-Butler, a former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, over the weekend expressed concern about the high rate of homosexuality in second cycle schools in the country.

He said there was the need for every Ghanaian to take it upon himself to educate their communities to help raise barrier against homosexual practices because it was a sure way to the spread of the HIV and AIDS disease.

Mr Brew-Butler was addressing the Second Speech and Prize Giving Day of the Oguaa Senior Technical School (OSTECH) in Cape Coast, on the theme: "20 years of quality human resource development for nation building: OSTECH's experience".

He emphasized the need for people to voluntarily check their HIV status to help stem the spread of the disease in the country.

On technical education, he said its improvement was the best way to address the employment deficit in the country and asked the students to aspire to work hard and establish their own businesses in future.

They should eschew practices that are inimical to their future success such as 93sakawa" which is perceived as the quickest means of making money stressing that the richest resource is not money but education.

He pledged to contribute to the development of the school by furnishing the dinning hall which was under construction, with furniture as soon as it was completed

The headmistress of the school, Mrs. Anastasia Otchere said the humble beginning of the school which begun with 25 students and three teachers some 20 years ago, would soon flourish for all to appreciate how far it had come.

According to her the school's new ICT centre which had been equipped with computers while classroom block constructed and furnished by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) would replace the old dilapidated school blocks constructed by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly.

Mrs. Otchere called on the government to complete GETFund projects including girls' and boys' dormitory and additional classroom blocks to create a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning.

The head prefect of the school, Master Kenneth Adae appealed to old students of the school to provide new set of jerseys and a television set for the staff common room.

Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the Oguaamanhen, who presided, called on all relevant stakeholders to contribute their quota towards the further development of the school.

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