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Class 6 pupil meets Education Minister
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, presenting some books to Doris Ahiable.

Class 6 pupil meets Education Minister

A Class Six pupil of the Kedzi-Havedzi AME Zion Basic School in the Volta Region, Doris Ahiable, had the rare opportunity of meeting the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, one-on-one after she was invited by the sector minister to his office in Accra.

Her invitation to the minister’s office followed a letter of commendation to him for the distribution of textbooks to schools across the country last year.

Accompanying the 16-year-old to the office of the minister was the Headmistress of the school, Ms Juliet Lormko Kuenyetor; her class teacher, Mr Edmund Gadasu, and her father, Mr Anthony Gidiglo, among other personalities.

Dr Adutwum later presented four books to encourage her to read and broaden her horizon.

Ms Ahiable, who could not hide her joy, told the minister that she had to commend the delivery of the books which were critical to teaching and learning.

According to the youngster, the textbooks came at a time they were needed most, because it helped them greatly in teaching and learning at school.

Ms Ahiable said before the distribution of the textbooks, pupils found it difficult to appreciate some of the things they were being taught.

However, with the textbooks, the situation had changed.

For his part, Dr Adutwum lauded the youngster for taking the bold initiative to write to him. “I want this to be part of your story; that you took the initiative and wrote and because of that you are here and have brought all of us together.

I want to commend you for the bold initiative; it would take you far. I have always felt strongly that the difference between the altitude that we get to or we don’t get to is based on our attitude,” he said.

Asked what she would like to be in future, Ms Ahiable said she would want to be a teacher.

Dr Adutwum, therefore, urged Ms Ahiable not to limit her sight and that she could rise through the ranks to even become the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

He said she could do more if she remained focused. He told her that taking the step to write was an achievement for her and that other children should take inspiration from her.

“I just want you to know that we are here and you have good support so go and do your very best and other children would look up to you, and also draw inspiration from you,” the minister said.

A Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, also praised Ms Ahiable for writing to the minister.

Ms Kuenyetor also thanked the minister for the invitation to meet him.


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