Stakeholders working to improve upon education at Mpraeso

The Chairman for the Education Committee of Mpraeso Caucus in the Kwahu Traditional Area of the Eastern region, Mr. Carl Wiafi, has charged parents particularly those within Kwahu Ridge to demonstrate an exceptional responsibility towards the education of their wards.

According to him, parents are an important stakeholder when it comes to education and that whilst teachers have the duty of taking good care of the children, parents have the greater responsibility of ensuring that a proper foundation had been laid for the children.

He made the observation during the 7th edition of the annual Mpraeso Caucus quiz competition organised for Junior High Schools (JHS) within the Mpreaso.

This year’s competition featured eight (8) schools – Nkwanda No.1 Municipal Assembly (M/A) JHS, Mpraeso Methodist JHS, Mpraeso Roman Catholic, Mpraeso YMCA, Nana Ampadu M/A No. 2, Kotoso D/A, Kwahu Jejeti R/C and Oframase Presbyterian.

The Mpraeso Caucus is a group of interested individuals in education who are also interested in holistic socio-economic development of Mpraesoand its surrounding communities.

The Deputy Director in Charge of Monitoring and Supervision for Kwahu East Education Directorate Mr. Emmanuel Asante Acheampong

The initiative, since its introduction, has improved the level of education within the Mpraeso traditional area, as well as increased the admission of students from the area into some of the best schools in the country.

The Chairman for the Education Committee of Mpraeso Caucus also disclosed that the introduction of the quiz competition has increased the number of enrolments in the Senior High Schools.

Mr. Carl Wiafi explained that quiz competitions have served as an effective tool for enhancing students’ critical thinking skills in their various schools, as well as empowering young learners at Mpraeso and its environs.

He continued that, the culture of competition creates a good platform towards quality education because learning is one thing and writing exams is another.

In his view, the intervention had helped students to develop confidence in their various fields of study.

On his part, the Deputy Director in Charge of Monitoring and Supervision for Kwahu East Education Directorate, Mr. Emmanuel Asante Acheampong, thanked the initiators of the programme.

According to him, the introduction had hugely improved the standard of education in Kwahu traditional area. He affirmed that the Directorate was working hard with the teachers to enhance growth in knowledge, abilities, and skills among the learners.

Mr. Emmanuel Asante stated that the quiz competition was an assessment to measure growth in knowledge ahead of their final examination.

Meanwhile, the Mpraeso Roman Catholic JHS was adjudged the overall winner after amassing 55 points to beat Kotoso District Assembly JHS and Mpraeso Methodist JHS, which gathered 50.5 and 45 points respectively.



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