Hon Mary Boatemaa Marfo, DCE for Sekyere East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region , appeals to parents and guardians to stop investing their money and other resources on funerals, engagements, weddings, etc and direct all their resources into their wards education.
Speaking at the 75th Anniversary of Ntunkumso Presby Basic school at Ntunkumso in the Sekyere East District of Ashanti Region, the DCE advised parents and guardians gathered to pay serious attention to their wards Basic education which is a stepping board for the pupils to progress to enjoy the landmark educational policy ‘free Senior High School’. She said it will be very suicidal for a pupil who has completed Basic school to miss this flagship policy by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo led NPP government. She added that the government has given extrinsic motivation to the JHS 3 candidates by absorbing their BECE registration fees and urged candidates to take advantage of that.
The 75th Anniversary which was graced by so many dignitaries including the chiefs and queenmothers of the area, The Ashanti Regional Chairman of Presbyterian Education Unit, The District Director of Education, The District Minister of Presbyterian Church, Effiduasi among others, was aimed at building a classroom block to commence JHS for the primary school. The school which began with 11 pupils is now having a population of over 400 pupils.
The Head teacher of the school outlined problems facing the school and the key one was ICT and called on philanthropists and government to come to their aid. The DCE who also represented her Member of parliament Hon Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie promised to give 50 bags of cement to start the JHS building. The programme was full of fun and was very educative with activities like drama, traditional dance, news casting, etc.