President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the 21st
Century demands that every country must be prepared for the world of
knowledge and application of technology to resolve social and economic
problems.

He said nations that do not prepare for this century will shoot themselves in the foot.

According to him, Ghana cannot afford to lag in the global struggle for world relevance in the 21st Century.

Addressing
a gathering of students and teachers of Nkawkaw Senior High School as
part of his working visit to the Eastern Region, President Akufo-Addo
said the introduction of the free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy
is to prepare Ghana to become relevant in the global economy.

Akufo-Addo Nkawkaw

He said the lack of money should not be a barrier for education at this time of Ghana’s history.

President
Akufo-Addo also pleaded with the students to take full advantage of the
Free Senior High school education and acquire knowledge that will
propel them to a higher level of life.

He
said some prominent politicians, civil society groups and individuals
kicked against the implementation of the free SHS but he remained
determined, using the nation’s scares resources to develop its human
resources.

He
pleaded with the final year SHS students to learn well and pass the
West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE) to shame
detractors of the policy since the success of the program partly depends
on their success in the WASSCE.

He
inspected a five-kilometre bituminous surfacing of Akwasiho-Twenedurase
road and the construction of a ten-kilometre Nkawkaw town road project.

He also inspected the construction of a 41.4 km Kwabeng-Abomosu-Asuom road and the 24.8km Osiem-Begoro town roads for the first day of the tour.

Source: Ghana|Adom FM|Maxwell Kudekor