Regional News of Sunday, 17 June 2012

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Amporfo-Twumasi challenges youth to aspire higher

The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza South, Kwame Amporfo-Twumasi, has challenged the youth, especially students, to aspire for excellence in any endeavour they are engaged in.

Interacting with students of Breman Senior High School during a visit to Parliament Friday, Mr Amporfo-Twumasi further stressed the need for the youth to eschew vices and negative tendencies that have the potential to draw them back from attaining their goals.

“As students, youth and future leaders, you need to remain focus at all times, aspire for excellence in whatever you do and avoid all negative acts that will not help you to achieve your vision,” he charged the students.

The Breman community Senior High School, at Akuma, a suburb of Nkoranza, was established five years ago through the instrumentality of the MP, who has consistently provided support, in the form of textbooks, scholarships for students, payment of registration fees and provision of computers, to facilitate teaching and learning in the school.

The MP assured the students and their teachers of his continued support for the school, adding: “I know what education has done for me, and also know what it can do for you, and so will whatever I can as you MP to contribute to the growth of the school and the general well-being of you the students in particular.”

Mr Amporfo-Twumasi told the students the next New Patriotic Party’s government, under the presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo, would put in place effective measures to improve upon the falling standards of education in the country.

“Nana Addo and the NPP are also sincere about our promise to provide free secondary education, so that no financial constraint will prevent anyone from having access to secondary education,” he added.

The Senior House Master of the school and Head of the Arts Department, Gyasi Anderson Alex, praised the MP for his support for the school, and called on other public-spirited individuals and groups to come to the aid of the school.

Evans Boadu, Head Prefect of the school, also thanked the MP for his scholarship package which has enabled some students whose parents could not afford the payment of their fees to remain in school.

“Let me also thank him for paying the registration fees for about 30 students last year, but we want him to help us to have examination centre at our school so that we will not join other to take our final examinations,” Boadu added.