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Stop Attacking teachers – Spio-Garbrah

Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has advised parents to desist from attacking teachers and rather establish a strong bond with them to instil high moral values in their children.

Dr Spio-Gabrah was speaking at a youth colloquium organised by the Cape Coast Youth Development Association in collaboration with the Ogua Traditional Council in Cape Coast.

It was on the theme: “The falling standards of education in the Cape Coast metropolis, the role of stakeholders and the relevance of technical and vocational education”.

The former minister also urged parents to regularly visit their wards in school and encourage them to move to the zenith of their careers to enable them become responsible adults.

He asked educational institutions to make conscious efforts to tap the rich expertise and experiences of their alumni in career choices and counselling of students.

This, he said, would ensure that students made informed career choices in their academic progression to drastically reduce graduate unemployment and despondency among the youth.

“As a country, we seem to have left the role of career choices and proper counselling of students to teachers, some of whom may not be professionally endowed with the right knowledge and skills to perform that task,” he said.

He advised the youth to endeavour to learn to speak and write good English to enable them to explore the world to better their lives.

He urged them to properly take advantage of the revolution in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to upgrade themselves.

To reach that peak, he charged the youth not to give excuses for the failures in life but work with staunch determination to turn their adversities into prosperity.



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