DABAA-President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has immortalized the second President of the fourth republic and the first President of the New Patriotic Party, John Agyekum Kufour by naming a yet to be constructed modeled Senior High Technical School at Dabaa after the elder statesman.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday cut sod for the building of a Senior High Technical School named after His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor.
The J.A Kufour Senior High Technical School schedule to be completed in ten (10) months, unlike the E-Block Schools, would come with a Dining Hall and Kitchen, a dormitory, a Staff Flat, Assembly Hall, Principal’s residence, classroom block and workshop would be solely funded by the government of Ghana.
Commending the Ministry of Education, Nana Addo said constructing and naming a school after the former President in his hometown of Dabaa is an admirable gesture.
According to the President, government recognizes that science, technology and technical skills rule industry, and one rules him or herself out, if they are not appropriately equipped.
“Every child must be offered the opportunity to bring out her inherent talents for innovation. It is in the laboratories and workshops that young people get the opportunity to expand their imagination and develop the skills that would equip them for the modern world. We need to modernize all aspects of our lives, and we need skilled people to lead the modernization process,” He noted.
The President told the gathering that Government, through the Education Ministry and in collaboration with AMATROL, is equipping the country’s Technical Institutes, Technical Universities and Colleges of Education that specialize in TVET.
“Additionally, 20 state-of-the-art TVET centres, like the one to be constructed here at Dabaa, are being established across the country to make Ghana a world-class centre for skills development, and a leading country in TVET delivery in Africa. We want to emphasize the importance of TVET and eliminate the misconception that technical and vocational education is inferior, and patronized only by less endowed students,” he added.
Reacting to the news, Kwasi Korang, affectionately known as KK, a celebrated serial caller, said he is elated by the honour done the former president by the nation. I am happy, but I shall be happier if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) the party he won political power for can see reason to also immortalize him while he is alive.
He continued, ‘I want to see my party honour President Kufour’ for he has done wonderfully well. It is said that it is better to make history than to write it. Kufour made history for the New Patriotic Party, and so the party must always remember him.
‘The President has exalted him on behalf of the entire nation, and I appreciate that very much. But the party he led into power after several years of political power starvation must eternalize him while he is alive’ he told this paper in a telephone conversation.
Earlier in November this year, Kwasi Korang had petitioned the leadership of the New Patriotic Party led by Chairman Freddie W. Blay urging the party to honour the former President while he is alive for his outstanding contribution to the party, saying he deserved to be recognized.