NEWS ARCHIVE 2006 - 09

KADJEBI: Health, Allied Science varsity for Volta

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Manama, has given an
assurance that the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho with a campus at Hohoe in the Volta Region will soon take off.


Date Created : 11/20/2009 10:10:43 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Manama, has given an
assurance that the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho with a campus at Hohoe in the Volta Region will soon take off.

He announced that a high-powered interim committee had been put in place and work was progressing smoothly.

"Mr Mahama gave the assurance at a durbar to climax the Golden Jubilee Anniversary celebration of Kadjebi-Asato Senior High School (KASEC) which was on the theme, "Quality Education: The Key to Socio-Economic Development- The Role of KASEC".

He said the establishment was in line with the Government’s manifesto of bringing education to the doorstep of the people and to ensure the equitable distribution of the nation’s resources among all the educational institutions.

In view of this, the Vice-President said the Government was revamping all science resource cen-tres throughout the country by providing further training for teachers, as well as making funds available for the shuttling of buses at the centres and replacing and refurbishing the existing equipment.

The Vice-President advised students of the school to aspire to be the pioneers of the university through hard work and discipline.
The Minister of Education, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, deplored the exploitative school fees charged by some schools in the country.

Mr Tettey-Enyo expressed concern over the rate at which some schools charged exploitative fees, cau¬tioning that schools which would not comply with rates approved by the Ministry would be brought to book, since this was to the disadvantage of parents who could not afford.

The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, expressed regret that landowners who gave out lands for the construction of the school were now taking up arms in order to take back their lands as no compensation was paid to them.

He assured them that they were taking serious view of the
situation and pleaded for patience, since they would not like any part of the land to be taken away.

In his report, the outgoing Headmaster, Mr. Musah Yambah
Issahaku, noted that through determi¬nation and hard work, the
school had moved from the 247th position at the end of the 2003 academic year to 150th, out of 545 senior high schools in the country.


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