The Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyarum has appealed to the government to construct public tertiary institutions in the Bongo area to serve Senior High School students who graduate from the 6 SHSs in the area.
He said this when he spoke to A1 Radio’s Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith in Bongo, Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyarum was confident that higher education would hasten the level of development in the area.
“Bongo is one of the deprived districts so we are challenged in the area of development. However, I must say that the spate of development is travelling fast. The poverty level is however still high. What we can do to be able to salvage ourselves from that situation is education. If the people are well-educated, development takes place.”
“I have been thinking of how we can get a tertiary institution in Bongo. At least, either a nursing training or a teacher training college. Bongo has a lot of senior secondary schools. We have about 6 secondary schools and a private university. If you have these 6 secondary schools and you do not have a tertiary institution like what I have mentioned, the private university alone cannot help. There are some students who would want to become nurses or teachers.”
“These are issues I have been thinking of. I wish the government would do us that favour and give us a training college.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana