The Chief of Opah in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region, Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, has cautioned politicians in the country to stop politicising education in the country.
According to him, the politicisation of education in Ghana has been a bane and has actually made it almost impossible for its contribution to the country’s sustainable development.
Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, was speaking on the sidelines of the Homowo celebration at Opah.
Nii Opah who is also an educationists, expressed worry over the introduction of some policies by politicians to the education sector which is destroying the future of Ghanaian children while the implementers have their children schooling abroad.
He noted that students coming out from Junior High and Senior High school are below average to put it mildly and there is the need to improve on it seriously.
Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, pointed out that education is important to the well-being of every nation as it’s contribution to the sustainable development of that country cannot be under pinned.
He noted that education or training of the mind depends on several factors, such as materials to train the mind, teachers to give the instructions, their welfare and psychological effects on the young ones being trained.
Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, stated that education is key to sustainable development of any economy and there is the need for special attention to be given to the education sector.
In her remarks, the Queenmother of Opah, Naa Tseeku Dedei II, urged parents to instill in their children good moral norms in order to fit into society.
She stated that as education remains the key success, she entreated parents to invest in their ward’s education noting that in their old age they will reap the fruit of their labour.
Naa Tseeku Dedei II, encouraged parents to stop spending lavishly on funeral cloths and drinks because such worldly things can never take care after you in your old age.
By: Paul Mamattah