A new educational complex, Noble Captains Academy has been inaugurated at Buduburam-Big Apple in the Central Region of Ghana to provide quality education in the area.
Parents have thus been called upon to commit resources towards preparing their wards for a fast advancing world.
The Director of the school, Alex Obu-Simpson at the grand opening and second graduation ceremony of the school said global advancement required that the younger generation received quality education to adequately prepare them for a competitive globalized world.
The ceremony was held on the theme “Impacting the future of the child in a competitive world, the role of quality education”.
Mr Obu-Simpson indicated that education was necessary to help leverage disparities in the country, adding that the mission was to provide a conducive environment for learners intellectual, social, physical, moral and emotional development.
The school is a 38-classroom complex, including a 3000 book library, a sick bay and recreational area.
Mr Obu-Simpson stated that currently the school had 150 pupils, though it had the capacity to admit about 750 pupils and urged the people of the area to patronize the school.
Using his own life as a testament, he stated that education brought leverage between the rich and the poor, adding that the school was his contribution to the development of the community and the future of the country.
For her part, the Municipal Chief Executive of Awutu Senya East, Anita Love Obo Amissah commended private basic schools in the Awutu Senya East municipality for their immense contribution to the economic growth of the area.
She revealed that private schools while providing quality education for children in the area were also a source of employment for people, contributing to the economic growth of the municipality.
She stated that there were currently about 400 private schools as compared to the 47 public schools within the Municipality, adding that private schools remained a great contributor to resolving the educational needs of Kasoa and it’s environs.
Mrs Obo Amissah mentioned the infrastructure deficit in schools within the municipality as well as running of shift of the school system as major problems facing education in the municipality and said some of the private schools had done great work in providing infrastructure, conducive for effective teaching and learning.
Mrs Obo Amissah particularly lauded the management and leadership of Noble Captains Academy for their dedication and hard work towards teaching and learning in the municipality.
Mrs Obo Mensah indicated that the future of the country and globalization called for parents and schools to effectively expose children to the internet with supervision.
“We should know what our children are watching on TV and the internet, so we do not lose them”.
She called for holistic development of children saying “parents must be consciously involved if children are to be natured holistically in terms of the mind, heart and hands”.
The Headmistress of Swedru Senior High School, Golda Esi Andam Eduah stressed the importance of quality education for the wellbeing of the individual, community and nation and urged all stakeholders to contribute their quota towards high quality education.
She advised the pupils to take advantage of the serene environment created to optimize their potential in all areas.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the school stated that education and character moulding were critical to learners development, adding that all stakeholders must teach the learners values of respect, integrity, service and excellence.