Effutu M/A Basic School in Cape Coast has marked its 68th anniversary and 2nd Speech and Prize Giving Day.
Established some sixty three years ago, the school currently has a population of six hundred and fifty (650) pupils and twenty one (21) teachers.
The school was adjudged the national best performing junior high school in this year’s national best school awards held in Accra.
The headmistress of the school, Madam Evelyn Efua Panyin in her speech at the event attributed the school’s numerous successes to the dedicated efforts of the traditional authority, parents and the community as a whole.
She said though the school has looked beyond the numerous challenges it is confronted with to become a success story, it is still important that the needed support is given.
Appealing to government for help, the headmistress asked for science and ICT laboratories in order to achieve more laurels.
The main speaker for the occasion, Professor Eric Nyarko –Sampson of Education Foundation, UCC called for a paradigm shift to help develop rural education.
He said education is essential in nation building and for that matter government should invest hugely in educating its citizens. In this sense, Prof Nyarko –Sampson added that rural education is also an integral element to successful nation building and for this reason should be treated equally as urban education. He further condemned the delay in the distribution of teaching and learning materials to rural centres under the mere excuse of their location.
The anniversary was on the theme, “Rural Dedicated Education, An Integral Element to Successful Nation Building; The Role of Stakeholders”.
By: ATL FM NEWS