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Never embark on demonstrations-road and highways minister advises senior high school students in Ghana.



Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has cautioned students of the various second cycle institutions in the country to abstain from embarking on demonstrations to press home their demands. He said there are more diplomatic ways of resolving grievances then resorting to violent means.

Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration and first prize giving day as a guest speaker of the Zabzugu senior high school in Zabzugu, Alhaji Fuseini recounted how in his school days at Nalerigu secondary school there were no modern entertainment system, decent accommodation with Internet facilities and yet they were went through peacefully.

He advised the students to always channel their grievances through the right procedures but not engage in violence. “We didn’t even have electricity, we use to use lanterns to study, there was only one university graduate in the school then.

SHS students vandalism of school properties at little or no provocation, the minister said sabotages government’s efforts at providing infrastructure to educational institutions.

These actions, the road minister noted, contradict their demands for facilities. “You can go on peaceful demonstration when the need be,” the roads minister counseled the SHS students.

The roads minister further advised the students to let discipline, hard work, respect for their teachers and the authority, humility must be the guiding principles if they really want to be good future leaders.

Government acting alone he said, cannot provide quality education but needs the support of all stakeholders to play their part for the future of the young ones.

Opinion and religious leaders, parents and students all need to play their role effectively for quality education, the minister emphasized.

He reminded parents that sending their children to school is not the end of the child’s education. He reminded parents that they constitute a critical part in the education of their wards.

He pleaded with the chiefs to pay periodic visits to the schools to encourage the future leaders.

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