Parents told not to pressure president for toilet facilities

Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah speaking at Anquist College Complex

Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah, the Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ghana Education Service (GES), has urged parents to intensify their collaboration with the government and the GES in the provision of good-quality education to the pupils and youth of the country.

Speaking recently at the 5th anniversary celebrations of Anquist College Complex, which was under the theme, “Changing communities through education: the role of stakeholders”, Mr. Anthony Amoah said it was absurd for any community to wait for the president of the country to cut a sod before they thought of how to construct a toilet facility for children to use in school.

“All of us are stakeholders. Parents, families, the community (including traditional authorities), the church, organisations and the government have a stake in our schools and in our communities. We ought to revive our communal and self-help spirit in all things. Why do we have to wait for the president to come down to cut the sod for the construction of a toilet facility in our own school? Where are the PTAs, SMCs, boards of governors, old student groups, community development unions and the kind people that are among us? Another fact is that the task of providing good-quality education and development is about partnership. All of us must appreciate this position and try to honour it all the time for our common good”, he said.

Torgbui Nyamekor Glakpeh V, the paramount chief of the Ave-Dakpa Traditional Area, who chaired the function, called for total collaboration between stakeholders and the government in providing education, adding, “We have the Free SHS programme now. All of us must support it for it to succeed. Let us ensure that every child goes to school to study well.”

Mr. Prince Takpah, the care-taker of the school, appealed to the government for the supply of computers and textbooks in order to improve education in the school.

Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah (seated left) in a group photograph with the staff of Metsrikasa Basic School
Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah (seated left) in a group photograph with the staff of Metsrikasa Basic School

In another development, Mr. Anthony Amoah donated some 50 boxes of chalk to Ave-Metsrikasa D/A Basic School in the Akatsi North District where he told a gathering of pupils and teachers to devise innovative ways of improving teaching and learning in the school.

“As pupils study hard, teachers get motivated to do more research on the things that they teach and the school will continue to perform well. Let us all engage ourselves on the things that we can do together to improve the quality of teaching and learning in this school of ours”, he said.

By Senyo Agbedefu, Ave-Dakpa (V/R) |


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