November 12, 2013

The Deputy Minister of education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has reminded Ghanaians who are pessimists and speak as if Ghana is a hopeless country to revise their notes.

According to Mr. Ablakwa there is the need to start telling the success story of Ghana to the world and stop criticizing because the country has chalked many successes which need to be told.

The deputy minister, speaking at the launch of Abbeam Technology Institute urged Ghanaians to stay calm and not be dismayed by the economic situation of the country because according to him there is nothing easy to come by on earth.

“We speak and behave as if there is no hope in Ghana, whatever difficulties you are going through it is just for a period of time so do not speak as if Ghana is a hopeless country; try and tell the success story of Ghana,” he urged.

Mr. Ablakwa called for the need for Ghanaians to co-exist peacefully with each other, be each other’s keeper and ensure that there is safety social networks which make everybody feel that he or she is part of society.

Touching on what government intends doing to uplift the image of tertiary institutions; Mr. Ablakwa revealed that his outfit has charged the Ghana Accreditation Board (GAB) to ensure every tertiary institution complies with the GAB requirement for establishing a school.

“Though we want more private tertiary institutions to supplement the existing ones of the state, we need to be careful not to compromise their quality, we need to make sure that their quality is always guaranteed,” he said.

He said government is committed to partner private stakeholders to build more tertiary institutions so that the damming problem of people completing Senior High School, but not getting admission to tertiary institutions will be a thing of the past.

On his side, the chief of Ngleshie Amanfrom in the Ga South municipality, Nii Kwashie Gborbilor was very grateful such project has been done on his land and asked his subjects to help maintain the institution.

“This Technology school is for us so we have to do all that we can to make it develop to become one of the renowned universities such as the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast,” he said.

Nii Gborbilor appealed to the owner of the institution to consider the indigenous people during admissions so that they will also feel that the school is indeed for them.

The owner of the school, Abbeam Danso assured the chief and people of Amanfrom that they will have a special offer for them when admitting students, adding that his outfit is prepared to work hand in hand with them.

Mr. Danso was grateful to government for seeing the need to partner private individuals to improve the education level of the country.

He advised his people to be content with the tertiary institutions in the country and not rush to Europe to pursue education, because according to him many Ghanaians are stranded in abroad, all because they intend to further their education there.

“My school offers all the modern courses both international and local so it is economically prudent to enroll in his school than to go and study aboard where at the end of the day if you are not lucky you are not going to have your certificate,” he said.