Over 1,400 pupils from 1st and 2nd cycle institutions drawn within the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality (LaDMA) participated in the Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary Celebration with a parade at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Security Car Park in La, Accra.
Cultural groups from Vision Seed Academy, Justice Nii Armah Ollennu Memorial School and Cadet bands from Services School, Aquinas SHS, Labone SHS, Bethel Hill School Band and SDA School Band thrilled the crowd with displayed. The students marched past the dais to the admiration of the dignitaries.
Making his remarks on the theme for the occasion, “Consolidating Our Gains” the MCE, Rev Solomon Nikoi Kotey said in other to achieve the ultimate theme, leaders must not attempt to sacrifice national unity for individual or little parochial interest. The MCE said such altitude would only cost the nation a big setback and posterity would not forgive this generation.
The MCE said as a nation, there was the need to bury individual differences and work together to reduce extreme poverty and achieve meaningful development.
On his part, the Municipal Director for Education paid a tribute to the founding fathers and the gallant men and women who fought for Ghana’s independence. He said, the future of the nation belongs to the youth and that called for them to be forefront of the Independence Day celebration.
He said building a better nation required discipline, hard work, and consistency to play important role for nation development. According to him, the interventions launched for the development of teacher education will ensure the professionalism of teachers and enhance their delivery in the education section. He said the programme will not only guarantee transfer of knowledge and skills to learners but will also ensure that the schools becomes centers of excellence.
The municipal education director called on parents, NGO’s, teachers unions, the private sector and learners to support the government’s vision of providing quality education. According to him the free SHS policy has allowed a lot of people who would have been left out at home to be in school and that is going to impact positively to the future of the country.
He said LaDMEO is a beneficiary of TVET Ultra-modern school complex and it is going to facilitate the acquisition of employable skills for the youth in the municipality. He appealed to the youth especially the girls to venture into TVET, as it is the future of Ghana.