The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asuogyaman, Mr Samuel Kwame Agyekum has asked parents and Ghanaians in general not to politicise the government’s double-track educational system being implemented this academic year.
He said the new programme was not about any political party and, therefore, when well implemented, it would enable many unfortunate children who for lack of finance could not have access to senior high school education to be educated.
“My humble appeal to all Ghanaians is to support this laudable arrangement that the government has introduced which will enable every child to have senior high school education which hitherto was not so,’’ Mr Agyekum added.
My first day at school
The DCE adviced parents when he visited the Anum –Bosso Senior High Technical School in the Asuogyaman District as part of monitoring the first day of the government’s new double-track system of the senior high school reopening. He also visited the Akwamuman SHS, the Apeguso SHS and the Anum Presbyterian SHS.
He said those who did not understand the process should consult the teachers and the Ghana Education Service Directorate for further explanation rather than condemne or politicise the programme.
Mr Agyekum also advised students to concentrate on their studies to benefit from the expenses the government would make on them at the end of the course.
Issues of concern
The Asuogyaman District Director of Education, Ms Mavis Oparebea Yirenkyi, took her time and explained issues that were of concern to parents and guardians.
The Headmistress of the Anum-Bosso Senior High Technical School, Mrs Henrienta Anim-Nartey, said out of a total of 513 students placed in her school, 130 reported, which she said was encouraging for the first day of re-opening.
Other heads who spoke to the Daily Graphic described the attendance as very encouraging at least for the first day.
Master Joy Semenyo Agbedam, who was placed at the Apeguso Senior High School, told the Daily Graphic he was happy about the choice of school. He said he was, however, not happy about the Science programme he was offered. He would have preferred General Arts.