Ernestina A Boateng
The Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Mrs Jean Mensa, has stated that the nation needs both a strong democracy and education to develop.
She also noted that the kind of education being provided the current generation would determine the quality of leadership and democracy in future.
Mrs Mensa expressed these sentiments at the 55th speech and prize-giving day of the Ridge Church School, in Accra on Saturday. It was on the theme; “A peaceful election: The need for continuous academic development”.
According to her, studies have shown there is a link between the strength and stability of a country’s democracy and the quality of its educational system.
Mrs Mensa encouraged the students to entreat their parents to question politicians on how they intend developing the country’s education, to determine the direction of their votes.
The Headmistress, Mrs Afua Dake, in her report, disclosed that the Primary One block has been refurbished to house the kindergarten.
She said the school organised talks on the prevention of skin diseases, personal and environmental hygiene, and the need for abstinence from pre-marital sex, for the students.
Mrs Dake noted with regret, the school’s poor performance in the last Basic Education Certificate Examination and assured “the administration would do everything possible to ensure better results next year”.