DANGBE WEST : New education centre established.
An education centre for students in the Dangme West District Assembly was inaugurated at Dodowo to enhance teaching and learning in the district.
The Centre, established by a native of the area, Drolor Boso Adamtey I, together with Carolina Central University (NCCU) in the United States of America, would also be used as a centre for exchange programmes between the District and the University.
Drolor Adamtey, who is also Suapolor (development chief) of the Se traditional area in Dangme West and the initiator of the project, said the centre would undertake most of the courses at NCCU, namely Nursing, Human Science, Education and Biotechnology, among others.
He said the global education initiative currently housed at Ghanatta Secondary School, was a pilot programme, which would give access to students to study from the nursery level through to the University.
Drolor Adamtey noted that to improve on the socio-economic life of the people, studies in technology would be a primary focus.
He said the programme also had a scholarship facility every year for 100 academically good but needy students to enable them to undertake both graduate and undergraduate courses in the University.
Drolor Adamtey called for the co-operation and support of the chiefs and people of the District to ensure the success of the programme.
Dr Janice Harper, Assistant Vice Chancellor of the University, lauded the vision of the founder and said the school would provide the needed services to make a difference in the life of the citizens of the area.
Mr Sampson K. Boafo, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, in a speech read on his behalf said society today was being divided along religious, ethnic and political lines, making it difficult to unite all people.
He said there was therefore the need for closer collaboration between traditional authorities and Government to build a peaceful nation.
The Minister commended the founder for the project saying, "to conceive an idea is divine and to get it started is commendable."
Mr Michael Adjowerh-Nortey, District Chief Executive, said education was now the weapon to eliminate poverty and lauded the initiator and founder for lifting the academic standard in the area.
Mr David Asemeh, Member of Parliament for the area, noted that in this globalised world, education was the only tool for development.
"This is a worthy cause to unearth the numerous potentials in this district," he said.