Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, the Paramount Chief and President of the Osu Traditional Council, has presented assorted educational materials to the Osu Presbyterian Girls’ School.
The materials were a donation made to the Council by the Osu Citizens Social Club of North America to support the Osu Mantse Educational Fund launched last year during the Homowo Festival.
In a speech during the presentation, Nii Kinka Dowuona said the Fund was aimed at assisting Osu children in their education.
He said the Council would ensure that Teacher’s Committees are set up to monitor the movement of children of school-going age within the area and anyone found loitering during school hours or after 8 pm would be arrested and their parents sanctioned.
Nii Kinka Dowuona gave the assurance that school children who would excel in their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) would be offered scholarships by the Fund to further their education.
The Osu Mantse urged the teachers to ensure that the educational materials are used for the benefit of the students to enable them pass their examination with distinction.
He appealed to individuals and corporate bodies to support the Education Fund to enhance teaching and learning in the area.
Reverend Isaac Brown, Head of Osu Salem Presby Junior High School and Chairman of the Headteachers Association, said the only way students can pass their examination credibly is by developing a serious interest in reading.
He advised them to attach seriousness to their homework and use the internet profitably to enhance their learning.
Reverend Brown called on the parents to ensure that they supervise their children’s homework saying they should not allow the children to stay long watching television.
Madam Doris Owusu, Osu Circuit Education Supervisor, who received the items on behalf of the school appealed for more of educational materials from organizations and individuals to support teaching and learning in the area.