President John Mahama, has joined the people of Cape Coast in their annual Fetu Afahye, with a call on stakeholders to work towards bringing back the region to its former glory of being the citadel of education.
He said the government would transform the region from its present position as been part of the poorest in the country into a better and glorious one.
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This year’s Fetu Afahye, is hinged on “the falling standards of education in the Cape Coast metropolis, responsibilities of the stakeholders.
The Jubilee Park saw huge patronage of indigenes and visitors alike to observe the cultural trends characteristic of the Afahye.
The durbar saw a display of the various Asafo groups and the beautiful procession of Chiefs riding in a Palanquin. There had been series of social activities preceding the durbar.
President Mahama, stated that the development of any nation can only be guaranteed on the basis of education.
He said efforts must be made at assisting weak students in the country so they could achieve credit mark during examinations.
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“There are pockets where performance remains disappointing, there are also once top performing schools that seem to have suffered a deterioration in recent years. On the other hand, we’ve also recorded disturbingly poor performances among some candidates in some schools and considering that parents, government and teachers have invested so much money and effort in the training of students, this certainly should be a cause of worry.
“Our task, therefore, is to ensure that we sustain the excellent performance put up by our top students while at the same time supporting our weakest students to achieve at least a credit in all the subjects they present for exams,” Mahama noted.