The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, on Sunday joined students of Afia Kobi Ampem Senior High School in the Ashanti region where he ate breakfast with them.
Dr Adutwum who was in the school to monitor the state of affairs in an unannounced form arrived at the school when the students were about to have their breakfast and decided to join them to enjoy the meal which was bread and milo beverage.
Some of the students speaking to the media after the meal expressed surprise at seeing the Minister sitting on the same bench with them to share their meal.
Addressing the students and staff after the meal, Dr Adutwum was excited at the sight of seeing the students very happy in school.
He urged the students to remain focused at all times whiles in school so they would be able to study hard to attain their lifetime dreams.
The Education Minister said, “do not let the huge investment being made by the government in the education sector go waste by ensuring that you study hard so you pass your examinations well”.
Dr Adutwum reminded the students to find good role models who could help motivate them to aspire for higher height in whatever they were yearning to do.
He charged them to be satisfied with just average performance and rather strive to be the best in whatever they wanted to do in life.
The Headmistress of the School, Madam Sylvia Newton, commended the Education Minister for the visit and hoped he would continue visiting them regularly to motivate both the students and the staff.
She appealed to the government to help tar roads in the school which were in a bad state to create enabling environment for effective teaching and learning.
Again she called on the government to help expand infrastructure in the schools to decongest the high population in the school
After a tour of the school compound to assess the state of infrastructure, the Dr Adutwum was taken to the school field where a drone was made by some final year students and members of the girls in the science club.
The remote controlled drone powered by a battery could fly within a one-kilometre radius and can be in the air for one hour.
This trilled Dr Adutwum after experiencing the flying of the drone by the students and he promised to help them with robotics equipment for the school to enhance their learning.
It is worth noting that the drone was made by members of the Engineering club who used local resources and a dry cell to create the drone as part of their robotics training during their leisure hours in school.