By Patrick Biddah
Schools kids in the traditional enclave of the Chief of Oblieman in the Ga West municipality of the Greater Accra, are to benefit from a scholarship programme abroad .
The scholarship programme, which has been worked out with schools in the United States by the Oblieman Chief, Nii Ayitey Oyanka Anumle 1, is to expose the school children and cement the sister city relationship Oblieman has with the US.
In view of this, a quiz competition has been instituted among eight schools in the area.
At the end of the quiz competition last Monday, four schools qualified to the finals which is expected to take place on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
The four schools that made it to the finals out of which the winner will enjoy the scholarship are Nabs Kids, Visilica International, Ayikai Doblo and Michael Moringer Presby schools .
Speaking in an interview with Journalists , the Chief of Oblieman, Nii Ayitey Anumle Oyanka1, said the quiz was also to highlight the impending book launch of his life and leadership experience.
The quiz, he further added is to promote the traditional royalty and inculcate in the children the belief of not relying on government to do everything for them but private individuals and traditional leaders to support their educational course.
“Where the world has reached now, we can’t afford to fail the children when it comes to education. This is why we must all do our best to bring the full potential of these school kids to the fore “, he explained.
He called on parents to invest in their children and not waste money on buying expensive funeral cloths, because it deprived the kids of what is due them.
For him , it is when parents invest in the education of their children that their future will be guaranteed.
Speaking at the same function, the Anantahene of the Akyem Bosome Traditional Council , Osaberima Obeng Asiedu 1 , urged all well meaning Ghanaians to show interest in the education of kids.
According to him, they should as well speak up if they have to, in order to correct any wrong or ill-conceived educational policy.