Tot To Teen School holds graduation

Accra- Mrs Patty Assan, the Municipal Director of Education, La Nkwantanang has urged parents to let their children, know right from childhood, the importance of education in life to prepare their minds for better academic works in school.

She said education was indispensable if parents wanted their children to achieve academic excellence in future, and appealed to them to play a key role in the development of their Children’s education.

“Education prepares children to solve basic problems in life and to be able to fit well into the society, education should help the child as an individual to identify and understand his or her uniqueness”.

Mrs Assan said this at the weekend at the graduation ceremony of Tot To Teen School Limited, where the students graduated from Pre-school to Primary, Primary to Junior High School (JHS) and JHS to Senior High School.

The ceremony was on the theme ‘Pursuing Academic Excellence through Holistic and Qualitative Education’.

She said holistic education was based on the principle that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace.

Mrs Assan commended parents for committing to the education of students from diverse backgrounds, to achieve excellence, in their intellectual and personal development, and m providing a safe and stimulating environment.

She said it was imperative for parents to ensure that their wards acquire academic excellence through holistic and qualitative education, for a brighter future.

“Academic Excellence through holistic and qualitative education makes us mentally strong, by increasing our understanding and knowledge levels on a wide range of issues”.

She advised parents to secure their children’s future and protect them against bad friends and negative societal influences.

She stated that it was incumbent on parents to encourage and support their wards’ learning activities at home, since parental involvement in school was also critical in their academic success.

“Research has shown that family engagement in schools improves students’ achievement, reduces absenteeism and restores parental confidence in their wards education”.

Mr Emmanuel Kwesi Arkyin-Quansah, the Headmaster of Tot To Teen School said the school started with only three pupils and now had a population of over 800 in the various departments.

He said the school had the state of the art computer laboratory, a library and home economics books and had also chalked 100 per cent passes for a decade.

The Headmaster said the school’s Girls’ Guide Choir, Spelling Bee and the debating programmes benefited the school immensely from the leadership shown by the contestants.

He said the emphasis placed on academic excellence, personal integrity and service had been the driving force behind the school’s strategic agenda.

Mr Arkyin-Quansah expressed concern about the late payment of fees, poor attendance to PTA meetings, among others, which affected both the school and the child’s academic work.

He commended the PTA for their active role they played in the provision of furniture, white boards, markers and dusters to aid teaching and learning.

Dr Irene Agyepong Amarteyfio, the Executive Director said the ceremony was the first ever speech and prize giving day of the school, and pledged to make it an annual event to recognise the efforts of students who have excelled in their various subjects.

She urged the students to continue to work hard and justify the investments made on them by their parents.

The Pre-school graduands and the JHS graduands were presented with certificates.

The ceremony witnessed a cultural performances, choreography, modelling and poem recitation by the students.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Tagoe wins Samuel Anim Memorial Race

Accra- Solomon Tagoe has won the third edition of the Samuel Anim memorial race held in Accra on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

The budding cycling prodigy proved beyond all reasonable doubt that, he is representative of one of the best cyclists on the local front with his superb agility and the tenacity of relentless energy on the bike.

Michael Agbugblah of City Migro Cycling club, picked up the silver medal with Maxwell Doku of Young Stars Cycling Club winning bronze in the memorial race.

Samuel Anim, a top notch cycling stelwart died in course of training towards the 2015 All African Games – Brazzaville, hence institution of this memorial race to honour exploits for the motherland.

After the race, the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF) donated an amount of Gh500.00 to the mother of Samuel Anim.

Shaaban Mohammed, Technical Director of GCF received the money on her behalf.

The GCF also assured Anim’s mother of more donations from the entire cycling fraternity in the future.

The GCF also indicated that, the Samuel Anim memorial race would be changed from national to international in 2021 after the 5th edition in 2020.

The GCF also commended all who took part in the race and visited Anim’s place of burial in remembrance of his legacy.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Tagoe wins Samuel Anim Memorial Race

Accra- Solomon Tagoe has won the third edition of the Samuel Anim memorial race held in Accra on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

The budding cycling prodigy proved beyond all reasonable doubt that, he is representative of one of the best cyclists on the local front with his superb agility and the tenacity of relentless energy on the bike.

Michael Agbugblah of City Migro Cycling club, picked up the silver medal with Maxwell Doku of Young Stars Cycling Club winning bronze in the memorial race.

Samuel Anim, a top notch cycling stelwart died in course of training towards the 2015 All African Games – Brazzaville, hence institution of this memorial race to honour exploits for the motherland.

After the race, the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF) donated an amount of Gh500.00 to the mother of Samuel Anim.

Shaaban Mohammed, Technical Director of GCF received the money on her behalf.

The GCF also assured Anim’s mother of more donations from the entire cycling fraternity in the future.

The GCF also indicated that, the Samuel Anim memorial race would be changed from national to international in 2021 after the 5th edition in 2020.

The GCF also commended all who took part in the race and visited Anim’s place of burial in remembrance of his legacy.

Source: Ghana News Agency

China would continue to support Ghana’s Development Initiatives – Ambassador

Accra- China will continue to support Ghana’s economic development initiatives, such as “One District One Factory, One village One Dam and Planting for Food and Jobs, Mr. Shi Ting Wang, Ambassador of China to Ghana has said.

Speaking at a welcome reception at the weekend in Accra, the Chinese Ambassador noted that China would also support Ghana to build an economic system beyond aid.

Mr. Shi Ting Wang said the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, had shown great commitment to building stronger Ghana-China relations, characterised by a number of high level visits and exchanges of mutual gains between the two countries.

The Ghana-China relations went as far back as when President Kwame Nkrumah forged a “profound” friendship with the then leaders of China, including Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai.

“Forty six years ago, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, who was then a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, voted to support the restoration of China’s legitimate seat to the UN,” he recalled.

He observed that: “China will never forget that since the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the two countries 58 years ago, the traditional friendship has grown from strength to strength.”

He noted that currently, China remained Ghana’s largest trading partner and main source of foreign investment.

The Chinese Ambassador explained that in 2017, the bilateral volume of trade between the two countries reached 6,675 billion US Dollars, registering a year on year growth of 11.69 percent, and ranking Ghana seventh among all African countries.

He said Ghana’s exports to China also increased by 41.3 percent last year, and China’s non financial direct investment to Ghana reached 3.213 billion US Dollars by the end of 2017.

Other areas he mentioned included the health, aviation and road sectors, as well as infrastructural development.

“Let us join hands and write a new chapter of the common development of China and Ghana,” the Chinese Ambassador said.

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said the people of Ghana had resolved to walk hand in hand with China, “with the shared vision of creating prosperity for our peoples”.

She noted that the government and people of Ghana were highly appreciative of the tremendous financial and material support extended by the government of China in support of Ghana’s socio-economic development.

She also said Ghana was committed towards enhancing political, economic and socio-cultural ties between the two countries.

“It is my hope that Ghana will continue to enjoy the support of China in its developmental efforts, and I look forward to working closely with you towards the achievement of this all important objective, for the mutual benefit of our two peoples.”

Source: Ghana News Agency

China would continue to support Ghana’s Development Initiatives – Ambassador

Accra- China will continue to support Ghana’s economic development initiatives, such as “One District One Factory, One village One Dam and Planting for Food and Jobs, Mr. Shi Ting Wang, Ambassador of China to Ghana has said.

Speaking at a welcome reception at the weekend in Accra, the Chinese Ambassador noted that China would also support Ghana to build an economic system beyond aid.

Mr. Shi Ting Wang said the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, had shown great commitment to building stronger Ghana-China relations, characterised by a number of high level visits and exchanges of mutual gains between the two countries.

The Ghana-China relations went as far back as when President Kwame Nkrumah forged a “profound” friendship with the then leaders of China, including Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai.

“Forty six years ago, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, who was then a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, voted to support the restoration of China’s legitimate seat to the UN,” he recalled.

He observed that: “China will never forget that since the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the two countries 58 years ago, the traditional friendship has grown from strength to strength.”

He noted that currently, China remained Ghana’s largest trading partner and main source of foreign investment.

The Chinese Ambassador explained that in 2017, the bilateral volume of trade between the two countries reached 6,675 billion US Dollars, registering a year on year growth of 11.69 percent, and ranking Ghana seventh among all African countries.

He said Ghana’s exports to China also increased by 41.3 percent last year, and China’s non financial direct investment to Ghana reached 3.213 billion US Dollars by the end of 2017.

Other areas he mentioned included the health, aviation and road sectors, as well as infrastructural development.

“Let us join hands and write a new chapter of the common development of China and Ghana,” the Chinese Ambassador said.

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said the people of Ghana had resolved to walk hand in hand with China, “with the shared vision of creating prosperity for our peoples”.

She noted that the government and people of Ghana were highly appreciative of the tremendous financial and material support extended by the government of China in support of Ghana’s socio-economic development.

She also said Ghana was committed towards enhancing political, economic and socio-cultural ties between the two countries.

“It is my hope that Ghana will continue to enjoy the support of China in its developmental efforts, and I look forward to working closely with you towards the achievement of this all important objective, for the mutual benefit of our two peoples.”

Source: Ghana News Agency