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Regional News of Sunday, 31 October 2004

Source: GNA

Director of GES Commends UCC Nkoranzaman Students Union

Cape Coast, Oct. 31, GNA - Mr Agyemang Badu, District Director of Ghana Education Service (GES) for Nkoranza District on Saturday commended the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Branch of the Nkoranzaman Students Union (NKOSU) for contributing significantly to raise the standards of education in the Area.

He announced that the District had so far started achieving the desired results of the vacation classes and the educational sensitisation activities the students had been organising during their holidays.

The District was 75th on the nationwide performance list of the 2004 Basic School Certificate Education Examination results for Junior Secondary Schools (JSS), which he described as a remarkable improvement over last year's position of 102nd. Mr Badu made these remarks at a fund raising dinner in aid of the District's educational activities, organised by the UCC branch of NKOSU, at the Cape Coast University.

He told the students that the District Directorate of the GES would continue to support them in their bid to improve the standard of education in the District.

Mr Ampofo Twumasi, Nkoranza District Chief Executive (DCE), said it was the duty of every citizen of the area to contribute his/her quota towards its development.

He praised the students for forming the union to facilitate the socio-economic development of the District, adding that their love for the Areat must not end after their courses, and therefore called on them to come home and work.

Mr Twumasi, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Nkoranza South, told the students that he would liaise with the appropriate bodies for the consideration of their proposed budget of 21 million cedis to finance educational activities in the District.

He called on them to include in their educational programmes issues concerning the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in order to create more awareness among the people about its importance to enable the people to patronise it fully.

Nana Okatakyie Agyemang Kodom IV, Omanhene of Nkoranza, in an address read for him by Nana Okofo Agyapong III, the Adontehene, condemned the practice of anonymous letter writing, which he said did not promote the development of a place.

Mr Oliver Adu, President of NKOSU, appealed to the District Assembly and all stakeholders in education to establish a district educational endowment fund to assist needy but brilliant students. He also appealed to all politicians to conduct their political activities in a manner that would not disturb the peace in the area. 31 Oct. 04