Former GES Director-General helps over 600 fresh SHS students

Around 600 new senior high school (SHS) pupils in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region have received support from Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the immediate-past Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

In particular for those who would attend boarding schools, he provided the pupils with groceries and other food necessities during their time in school.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa assisted the applicants in getting ready for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 2022 by having them take extra lessons and write mock exams.

Thanks to their favourable grades, several of those applicants have now been accepted into various SHSs and technical schools.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa gave them the gifts as they got ready to leave for school to encourage and motivate them in their studies.

His foundation also helps the district’s bright but disadvantaged youngsters.

He gave the gifts to the recipients and explained that as education is the cornerstone of any nation, it is the responsibility of nations to support children’s education in order to advance and grow.

He claimed that as the development of the nation’s human resources was essential to its progress, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo proposed the free SHS programme with that viewpoint in mind.

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“Education was one area in which the President showed no inclination to experiment when he first took office. In addition to the free SHS, he has also made free technical and vocational education and training (TVET) available to pupils in order to give them practical skills. Also, he established the Ghana TVET Service to oversee schools that provide TVET programmes separately”, he added.

Having spent six years as Director-General and six years teaching at the institution, he claimed that he felt it was appropriate to assist the kids in this stage of their development.

According to Prof. Opoku-Amankwa, the children would continue to get support.

Henry Sintim, the director of education for Birim South District, claimed that the former GES CEO had been supporting similar causes for a number of years.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa was acknowledged for his assistance with the kids.

Asare Danso, the chief executive of the Birim South District Assembly, praised Prof. Opoku-Amankwa for his ongoing assistance to the region.

The recipients expressed gratitude to the previous GES boss.

They hoped the materials would aid them in their studies and prayed for Prof. Opoku-long Amankwa’s life.


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