Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, Hon Ernest Henry Norgbey, has reiterated his commitment to improve the standard of education in the area to remove the anti social activities associated with the constituency.
According to him, Ashaiman has a lot of human resources potential that would help propel development of the country, but more often than not, the community is associated with negativity because of few residents who acts contrary to the norms of society.
Mr Norgbey made these comments in an interview with THE REPUBLIC after he has launched the 2018 edition of annual quiz for inter-schools competition in the constituency.
The annual inter-school quiz competition was launched for basic schools and second cycle institutions in the constituency as part of the MP vision to help raise the standard of education in the constituency.
He told the paper that, education remained the backbone of every developed nation and that the effort is to ensure that students in Ashaiman improve upon their academic performance.
“I am doing this with aim to encourage students to take their books seriously. You know anytime you mentioned Ashaiman, only the negative things we hear, but many do not know what we can offer or contribute to the nation.”
“We have the population andthis means that, we have the abundance of human resources, so with this quiz, we could produce quality graduates who will intend help build this country, ” Hon Norgbey said.
He indicated that, over one hundred private and public schools within the constituency are set to part take in the inter-schools quiz competition.
The MP said, over the years, the constituency has been an area with so many poor performance students and was about time he initiate programmes to whip up the zeal for books among the students.
In his considered view, this is the only surest way in building a brighter legacy for our future leaders and reiterated his commitment to use education as key to close the gap between the elite and the downtrodden.
Mr Norgbey said, the second edition of the MP’s quiz received more numbers students and schools from the Ashaiman constituency participating.
The quiz, he said would last for a period of three months where winners would walk away with cash prizes as well as others picking packages for participation.
In addition to the quiz programme being rolled out is the MP’s mock for final year students within Junior High and Senior High Schools in the municipality.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba