Mr. Abednego Adduffo Asani, proprietor of the Royal Stars International School at Amoakrom, has appealed to philanthropic organisations and government to support private educational institutions.
He said the schools needed textbooks, laptop computers and furniture; however individual owners of such schools, especially those in remote areas, could not afford to shoulder such responsibilities without assistance from the public.
Mr. Asani made the appeal when the school held its fourth graduation ceremony for the Kindergarten ‘2’ pupils at Amoakrom near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
It was on the theme, “Educating children is the Key to national development.”
In all 110 kindergarten pupils graduated to Primary ‘1’ and awarded certificates of merit.
The school, which was founded in September 2005, has a five-classroom block, kindergarten department, six classrooms each for Lower and Upper Primaries and Junior High School.
It chalked 100 per cent in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination.
Mrs. Mercy Ansaah Asherow, Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipal Education Supervisor,for her part,called on teachers to exhibit exemplary lifestyles for pupils to emulate.
She encouraged parents to enroll their children in school for them to acquire knowledge so that they would not be found wanting in society in future.
Mrs Asherow said “a nation and families without good educated leaders do not grow socio-economically,” and that stakeholders in education should play their roles effectively for the development of the country.