The President and CEO, has urged the government to make pragmatic efforts to upgrade all basic schools to enable final products of the country’s educational system compete favourably with others in an ICT-driven age.
He said the idea of establishing one Class A or model schools in each district in the country is not the best solution to the country’s educational problems, noting that the government should rather ensure that every school is equally endowed as a more proactive view of the global picture.
Prof. Kingsley Larbi made the observation as guest speaker on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at a ceremony climaxing this year’s week-long Odwira festival of the chiefs and people of Larteh-Akuapem.
The well-attended ceremony was used to raise funds in aid of a nurses’ quarters and other projects in Guanman.
Speaking about the poor health delivery in the town and other places in the country, Prof. Kingsley Larbi regretted that computers donated to enhance the work of the hospital in the town are still abandoned in boxes with health personnel not having desks to work with.
On the problems undermining the town’s infrastructural development, the Regent University President called on the traditional leaders of the town to unite and identify talented and passionate citizens who could constitute committees with set targets to be achieved within time frames and to report back to the chiefs during future festivals for further review.
He observed that while some projects could as well be adopted by individuals, heads of various institutions should also come together to work towards raising the living standards of the people.
Rev. Prof. Kingsley-Larbi noted that if the youth of the town should stay at home to study, necessary facilities like a well-stocked library should be provided where they could spend time for self-development.He cautioned that it should never be said that “the town could not develop because of chieftaincy rivalry.”