The Chief of Manya Jorpanya, Nene Tei Djahene Korabo IV, has called for consistent policies in the country’s educational sector.
He made the call on Saturday, at the annual Ngmayem festival of the chiefs and people of the area on the theme: “Promoting culture and education in peace for development”.
Nene Korabo said the rapidly changing educational policies such as three years and four years senior high school had impacted negatively on the academic performance of the students over the years.
“We need to have an educational system that would resolve the country’s socio-economic problems and not a system that would derail the process as well as jeopadise the future of the students,” he said.
He said in an effort to boost the morale of schools in the area, he had constituted the royal majesty’s special education award to honour the overall best pupil and student in the area in academics and discipline.
All these Nene Korabo explained, were to complement government’s efforts in improving basic education as well as offering assistance to brilliant but needy students at the senior high and tertiary levels.
He urged the youth to eschew social vices such as prostitution, alcoholism, drug abuse, robbery and others that turned to tanish the image of the community.
The chief advised parents to take their wards’ education seriously to enable them to become self -reliant and useful citizens to the society.
Nene Korabo bemoaned the emergence of foreign practice including homosexuality and cyber crime (Sakawa) which he said was gaining root in the country and urged parents to report their children who were engaged in such acts to the security agencies in order not to drag their families, names in the mud.
He said his transformational agenda for the area was on course and urged the residents to support him to achieve his targets, adding that his projection for the year included a multi-purpose community centre, a community clinic and a market.
He urged the citizens to be law-abiding to ensure a peaceful co-existence.
The former South African Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Jeanette T. Ndlorvu, assured of her country’s cooperation with the community and urged the residents to create a peaceful atmosphere in the area for meaningful development.
She said the joint projects being embarked upon by the community and her country would be completed to empower the youth with adequate skills.
The Member of Parliament for Shai-Osudoku Constituency, Mr David Tetteh Assumeng, who donated 100 bags of cement towards the construction of a clinic said the project would help get the people to the nearest to health facility.
He assured of supporting the construction of a secondary school for the area and urged the residents to support the chief fulfill his heart desires.
By Lawrence Vomafa Akpalu