An educational project commissioned by President Mills in Accra earlier this month
The government has secured a 75-million dollar grant to support various initiatives in education in the districts in the country.
The money will be used to expand infrastructure and provide learning materials aimed at improving teaching in schools.
Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, announced this when he addressed the 60th anniversary celebration of Bishop Herman College in Kpando on Saturday.
He acknowledged that the Catholic Church has made immense contributions to the educational sector by providing infrastructure and facilities in the whole country.
He acknowledged the fact that the success of the Catholic Schools over the years can be attributed to the good administration and management practices as well as instilling of good moral values into students by the Catholics.
According to the Minister, the government has made the development of education the main thrust of its strategic policy to equip the citizenry with knowledge skills, values and attitudes required for alleviation of poverty while improving the quality of life of the people of this country.
It is for this and other relevant reasons that the government in response to the constitutional injunction which requires that policies leading to the establishment of a just and free society and pursued by the state.
The deputy minister assured that the great vision of the late president will be continued adding the ministry has constituted an Inspectorate Directorate that will ensure proper inspection of schools.
He called on communities to embrace the tenets of ownership, community harmony and the pursuit of quality education in view of the fact that they have a may stake in the education of children.
Professor Kofi Awoonor, chairman of the Council of State, in his contribution noted that as a nation it is important to go beyond assess to functional education.
That, he said, was important in holistic order to give a complete and holistic education to the child to be all round in his field.
He stressed that since independence efforts have been made by successive governments to expand education for national advancement.
Prof. Awoonor expressed concern about youth indiscipline that has led to breakdown of respect in our schools and communities and called for ways in impacting high sense of discipline in our schools.
He encouraged students to read more and spend less time on the internet since that was the surest way that could lead them into better career in future.
The Most Rev. Francis Lodonu, Bishop of Ho Diocese on his part, noted that academic excellence has become the best measure of success for all who passed through the college.
He appealed to the old students to make generous contribution for the development of their Alma mata.
The headmaster of the school, Rev. Father Walter Mawusi Agbetoh, enumerated the challenges facing the school, top on the list as dining hall complex that can accommodate the growing population of students.
He admitted that the success story of the college could not have been so without the active collaboration of stakeholders.