alone cannot provide the educational needs of Ghanaians-
Accra, June 14, Ghanadot/
GNA – Mr Ato Essuman, Member of the Council of State
on Saturday observed that the provision of educational
facilities is the responsibility of government, parents,
corporate bodies and the community.
He called on people who are in positions of responsibility
to remember that they owe it a duty not only to their
parents and the larger society but to the schools that
nurtured them to become what they are today.
Mr Essuman made the observation at the 83rd Speech and Prize
Giving Day of O’Reilly Senior High School, which was on the
theme: “Providing quality education; the need for adequate
learning materials and infrastructure.”
He said quality education could not be achieved without
adequate teaching, learning materials and infrastructure as
well as a good learning environment.
Mr Essuman said: “Government can never provide all we need
in education in the quantum that may be critical to affect
educational quality… It is the responsibility of all.”
He said education had always been the tool for the
development of the people and as the world was changing so
fast, Ghana could not afford to be left behind.
Mr Essuman said educating a child was not the sole
responsibility of the teacher, but primarily the onus lied
with the parents to mentor their offspring and provide them
with their needs and support.
He urged parents to view the education of their children as
investment for future returns.
In her September 2007 to June 2009 report, the Headmistress,
Mrs Mary Adu-Gyamfi said if O’Reilly was to keep in step
with the well endowed schools, then stakeholders would have
to invest to expand the school’s facilities.
She said the land lord of the school had given less than two
year’s notice for the academic facility to be relocated.
Mrs Adu-Gyamfi therefore appealed to stakeholders to show
commitment towards acquisition of a new and a permanent
campus for the school.
“Even if that does not happen, there would not be space for
expansion work by the government to accommodate the four
years education reform programme.”
Mrs Adu-Gyamfi said the availability of adequate, modern and
efficient facilities determined quality education.
The school has a student population of 1,013 made up of 469
boys and 544 girls.