Students Advocate Passage Of Educational Bill
Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council (ARSRC) has advocated the passage of an Educational Bill to consolidate the implementation of educational policies for at least 20 years. This, the council noted, would promote uninterrupted and efficient academic calendar in schools for effective human resource development Master Samuel Amoako-Kusi, president of the ARSRC, made the suggestion at a students' forum, organized by the Ashanti-Regional branch of the Conference of Heads of Senior High School (CHASS) and the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate, in Kumasi on Monday. Over 300 S.R.C executives from 90 S.H.S. in the region attended the forum, which was aimed at briefing the participants on the temporary infrastructural challenges facing the first year students of SHS for 2010/2011 academic year. Master Amoako-Kusi stated that the last two governments had not in anyway helped in the effective educational development. "The former implemented a four-year education system with no adequate infrastructure and the latter reversed the system to three years without catering for the challenges of the former," he remarked. He conceded the enormous task confronting heads of schools in the admission of first-year students and advised them to provide adequate measures to minimize possible hazards that might occur as a result of over-crowding of students due to inadequate classrooms and dormitories. Master Amoako-Kusi, however, gave the assurance that the students would offer the needed support to the authorities of schools to promote peace, stability and uninterrupted teaching and learning in schools. Mr Anthony Kwame Appiah, Ashanti Regional CHASS Chairman, commended the ARSRC for their immense contribution towards enhancing efficient school governance and advised them to educate their colleagues. Mr Joe Koranteng, Regional ARSRC Coordinator, advised students to be industrious and concentrate on their books at all times.
Source: Ghana News Agency