The La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, has urged students to embrace science and technology to help address the skills gap in the country’s industrial sector.
According to her, the country would only be transformed through science and technology but not tradition and superstition.
Mrs Adjabeng, who was addressing the 62nd Independence Anniversary parade at the West African Senior High School (WASS) at Adenta in the Greater Accra Region, called on the youth to take education seriously, be hardworking and be patriotic since they had a critical role to play in the development of the country.
She indicated that the youth have a critical role to play in the total development of the country, hence the need to support them to take advantage of the government’s free education policy to support technological advancement.
The Acting Municipal Director of Education, Mr Enoch Appeadu, urged the youth to eschew violence and concentrate on their education in order to preserve the peace of the nation.
She urged politicians, civil societies and all to work hard towards ensuring that the country’s peace was maintained.
About 255 pupils from Basic and Senior High Schools and supported by 10 cadet corps, participated in the event.
Three students, Akosua Ofori Agyei , Paulina Yvonne Akua and Addo Owen Adjei who excelled in last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) were presented with certificates and unspecified amount of money.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu