The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, has commended the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, for his quality of leadership as the Education Minister describing him as “the most innovative Education Minister in Africa”.
He explained that the kind of innovations that Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has brought into the nation’s education space were apt and gradually shaping the nation’s fortunes through education.
Rev. Prof J.O. Y Mante, announced this in his closing remarks on Saturday during the 85th anniversary of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, at Legon.
The event which was graced by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and other dignitaries from across the globe had the theme “Building upon a Legacy of Excellency-come along and join us”.
Also in attendance were the former Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Michael Oquaye and Dr Eric Nkansah, Director General of the Ghana Education Service.
The Moderator opines that should the ongoing transformation in the Education sector be allowed to continue for years, it would go a long way to speed up the transformation of the nation’s economy.
Rev. Prof. Mante appealed to all stakeholders in the education sector to continue playing their roles effectively to speed up the development of the country.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo praised the founding fathers, leadership of the school, alumni and others who have been working very hard towards ensuring that the school maintained its quality training of students especially in the sciences.
Breaking the “8”
The President challenged the leadership of the school to work hard so that the school would be able to “Break the 8” this year in the National Maths and Science quiz completion after the school’s seven successful victories and being the defending champions.
President Nana Akufo Addo stated that everything possible was being done to improve upon the human resource base of the nation through education so it could shape the fortunes of the country.
The Headmaster of the School, Mr David Odjidja, enumerated the various awards and laurels chalked by the school over the past years attributing the gains made to hard work, teamwork and dedication of both teaching and non-teaching staff with support from other stakeholders.
He appealed to the government to help provide the school with a new assembly hall and a minibus to enhance effective teaching and learning activities in the school.
The Headmaster lauded the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government for the various development projects and appealed for the completion of the ongoing road tarring on the campus to enhance movement in the school.