Dr John Gatsi, a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast Business School has advocated the establishment of education trust funds in all traditional areas to support the education of young people.
He said such funds could have “inter-generational effect” and transform the socio-economic status of these areas.
Dr Gatsi who gave the advice when he launched Togbe Lablulu Educational Trust Fund at Adaklu –Waya at the weekend, said traditional areas with such funds were reaping the benefits with changing trends in education.
He said in most cases, the beneficiaries become “saviours” for the areas, adding that such facilities would ultimately lead to enhanced academic performance in the country.
He commended Togbe Lablulu, Chief of Adaklu-Waya for the initiative and challenged opinion leaders in Adaklu to use the area’s tourism and agricultural potentials to transform the district.
Mr. Sky Ganaku, Adaklu District Chief Executive, urged the traditional area to adopt the Adaklu-Waya Educational Trust Fund.
He pledged the support of the Assembly to the fund and the readiness to help the managers to raise money.
Mr Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu said education remains the topmost priority for the district.
He expressed happiness that the Fund would help retain more brilliant but needy students in school.
Togbe Lablulu said the institutionalisation of the Fund was in response to how a good number of brilliant students in the area struggle for basic needs such as school fees and other academic necessities to remain in school with many of them dropping out.
Togbe Lablulu was confident that with education, the community could reduce poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
He commended teachers in the area for their hard work and urged them to help address poor reading culture in the schools.