Goldfields-Tarkwa honours teachers
Goldfields Tarkwa Mine has held its maiden Teachers Awards ceremony aimed at honouring teachers in schools in the company's catchment area, for their contribution to the development of education and national growth.
As part of the annual event, 30 teachers and two circuit supervisors were presented with awards, which are also aimed at motivating teachers in the zone to give of their best.
Mr George Hagan, acting General Manager of Gold Fields Ghana Limited-Tarkwa Mine, addressing the stakeholders at the event, said the company's programme has helped to enhance access to quality education for children in its host communities.
Also, he said 64 teachers were supported with about 33,500 dollars, leaving about 181 teachers who were equally working hard in remote areas.
Mr Hagan said due to the many hardworking teachers who could not be supported, the programme was reviewed to cover more teachers in the host communities.
Dr Nana Adarkwa Bediako II, Gyaasehene of Apinto Divisional Council, who chaired the event, commended the company for the initiative, which he said would immensely complement efforts towards promoting education in the catchment area.
He admonished the award winners against being complacent, but to allow the awards spur them to do more and win awards in subsequent years.
Bilingual education for children advocated
Mrs Ama Atta Sagoe, Proprietress of Ecole Francaise, a private bilingual school in Cape Coast has admonished parents to invest in bilingual education for their children.
Mrs Sagoe, who gave the advice at a media briefing ahead of the school's fifth anniversary and Speech and Prize giving day celebration in Cape Coast, said being fluent in a second language opens up new opportunities especially in the job market.
According to Mrs Sagoe, it was imperative for every Ghanaian to show interest in learning French as a second foreign language, adding that being bilingual or multilingual, promotes knowledge transfer in the areas of technology, science, culture and technical skills.
Mrs Sagoe called for a review of the educational policies in Ghana to enhance teaching and learning of French in schools.
Touching on the event, she said the school which was established in 2012 with just four pupils could now boast of more than 300 pupils.
"Ecole Francaise is the only bilingual basic education institution in Cape Coast and the whole of the Central Region. We offer all the subjects under the Ghana Education Service (GES) curricula," she said.
Published by GWS Online GH : 2016-12-19
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