The Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku- Prempeh has advised students to pay more attention to reading and debating lessons.
This he said would help ensure that they do not only become good students but also bright in their utterances and speeches in the future.
Dr. Opoku -Prempeh made this known at the 20th Inter-Senior High Schools debate grand finale held at the Ghana National Association of Teachers Hall in Accra.
The debate between the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School and Pope John Senior High School was on the topic “Mobilising for Ghana’s Future: The youth are key stakeholders in National Development.”
Dr. Opoku Prempeh noted that reading and debating was one of the subjects that must not be taken for granted by Senior High School students.
“Reading is an important tool that must not be relegated because its benefits are enormous to the extent of shaping your future as a student,” he added.
He added that the government was mobilising the youth in all spheres of life to meet the growing needs of the nation since the future belongs to them.
On his part, the Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Dr. Peter Attafuah said students must take advantage of the current educational system which had the capacity of shaping them for a bright future.
Dr. Attafuah said students must engage in more reading and debating to sharpen their skills in the English Language subject.
“Students must engage their teachers more in acquiring more knowledge in the reading and debating curriculum to enhance their capabilities of drafting their own speeches in the future,” he added.
The winners for the debate, KNUST Senior High School took home a flat screen TV and a laptop each to all participants of the debate.
Agnes Pokuah Safo, a participant and student from KNUST Senior High School advised fellow students not to take their studies for granted but to step-up their studies since the sky is the limit.