Mrs Diana Caroline Gyimah, Birim South District Director of Education, has said there is the need to attach great importance to technical and vocational training in the country.
She said such training was necessary to reduce the rural-urban migration of the youth who rushed to the cities in search of non-existent jobs and got exposed to various social vices.
Mrs Gyimah said this on Monday when inaugurating a girls’ vocational school at Akyem Awisa-Apaaso in the Eastern Region.
Umea City First Breakfast Rotary club (UCFFRK), a branch of the Rotary club of Sweden, provided funding for the facility.
While entreating the students to study hard so that they did not become a burden on their families, Mrs Gyimah also urged parents and guardians to support their wards by providing their needs so that they can focus on their studies.
Mrs Gyimah called on the chiefs and School Management Committee to ensure that the facilities provided by the sponsors remained in good condition for others to benefit.
She said the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) would supervise and monitor the activities of the school to ensure effective teaching and learning.
Mr Samuel Appiah Kubi, President of UCFFRK, expressed worry about the lukewarm attitude of the people towards communal labour and appealed to them to join all communal efforts.
” As we initiate efforts for development programs, we expect the communities to play their part by providing the needed labour” he said.