Stakeholders urged to reverse declining academic performance

•  Mr and Mrs Sarfo assisted by Mr Francis Nathan,PTA chairman with others cutting the anniversary cake.                            Photo: Vincent Dzatse

• Mr and Mrs Sarfo assisted by Mr Francis Nathan,PTA chairman with others cutting the anniversary cake. Photo: Vincent Dzatse

A retired Director of Education, Mr Eric Obese Amponsah has called on stakeholders in education to work together to reverse the declining trend of academic performance in the country.

He said examination malpractices, deterioration of facilities and decline in academic standards were some of the challenges confronting the education sector which stakeholders must address.

Mr Amponsah made this call during Bena’s Preparatory and Junior High School’s 25th anniversary celebration and graduation at Kotobabi in Accra at the weekend.

He stated that, education is very relevant to socio- economic development of a nation hence the need to pay much attention to the sector.

“The better educated workers are, the more productive they are and more likely they are to improve an impetus to technological change,” he said.

Mr Amponsah said re-orientation for all stakeholders was very key in sustainable academic development.

“This will contribute to students’ achievements, discourage examination malpractices in schools and create a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning to take place,” he said.

He therefore, appealed to the school to embrace modern Information Communication Technology processes in managing the school.

The proprietress of Bena’s Preparatory and Junior High School, Mrs Mercy Osafo urged parents to invest in the education of their wards.

She explained that education was very critical to help children develop into responsible adulthood and contribute their quota to the development of the country.

“I will like to urge parents to invest greatly in the education of their wards as mansions and other fortunes could be wasted and perished but well established virtue of education will never depart from the children,” she said.

She urged parents to occasionally visit their wards to be abreast with their wards’ performance and contribute towards the development of the school.

She expressed her gratitude to all stakeholders who helped in the success and development of the school.

 

By Alberta Bissue and Francisca Nartey

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