Science education remains key to devt – Veep

Vice President Amissah-Arthur unveiling the plaque to commission the complex Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has reiterated the need for the country to prioritise science education because it is key to national development.

He said without science training there was no way the nation could compete with the rest of the world as they leap-frog in terms of progress.

complexVice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the commissioning of the refurbished Science Laboratory, Library/ICT Complex at the Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast.

Tullow Oil Ghana Limited renovated the Science Laboratory while the GETFund provided funds to complete the Library/ICT Complex.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also stated that education was the only way by which the nation could secure its future.

He commended Tullow Oil and its Jubilee partners for helping to revamp the science laboratory to train technically gifted students, and called on the school authorities to put in place a high maintenance regime for the facility.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur pledged to provide five per cent of the cost of the equipment set for the facility whilst urging Tullow Oil and the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association to support with the rest of the funding.

Mr. Joseph Klemesu, who represented Mr. Charles Darku, Chief Executive Officer of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited stated that the Jubilee partners were committed to making meaningful contribution towards economic and social development of the country.

He said to demonstrate that commitment, the partners  continue to make significant contributions in the education sector which is considered as central to the growth and development of Ghana.

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