The Minister for Works and Housing who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Constituency in the Eastern Region, Samuel Atta-Akyea has urged parents and guardians to take keen interest intheir children education and treat it as a priority.

Mr. Atta Akyea made this appeal when speaking at the 40th Anniversary celebration of St. Stephen’s Senior High Technical School atAkyem Asiakwa in the Abuakwa South Constituency of the Eastern Region.

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Mr. Atta-Akyea stated that parents have efficient role in ensuring the success of education in the country and more importantly the free SHS policy which scores of Ghanaian school children have benefitted from.

 “The huge investments government is making through the Free Senior High School policy will make any impact and be meaningful if parents refuse to play their part in the upbringing of our children.”

He further added that education was the only way parents can reap the benefits of their investment in their children.

The Managing Director of State Insurance Company, Stephen Oduro also emphasized on the role students must play in their education.

“Students equally have a role to play in ensuringthe success of their education. You need to take your studies seriously as youare in school today.”

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The Headmaster of the School, Samuel Anaafi Asante in his remarks paid glowing tribute to founding fathers of the school and urged students to learn hard.

“Is true our school lacks basic infrastructure but students should not allow the numerous challenges to deter them because we are better than other schools but rather focus on the turning fortunes of the school.”

The St. Stephen’s Senior High Technical School was founded by a native of Asiakwa Nana Asafo Agyei in 1979 with fifteen students and has gradually moved to the top with the support of few educationists from the town.

Forty years after its establishment the school has nurtured hundreds of graduates serving in diverse professions in Ghana and around the globe.