Tema, Dec. 4, GNA - The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Tema, Mr. Felix Mensah Nii Annan-La, says disciplined people would always produce great results.
“When one disciplines him or herself to do what most people are uncomfortable doing, he or she gains access to a realm of result that are denied everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room,” he said.
Mr. Annan-La said this in a key-note address during the 60th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Twedaase Basic School at Community One, Tema.
The ceremony which was on the theme, “Sixty Years of a Holistic Education towards the Development of the Ghanaian Child”, saw the coming together of alumni to identify with their school.
He observed that education was universal and could be used to achieve positive long term results regardless of one’s field of study, adding that, “The greater your capacity for higher education, the more rewards fall within your grasp. The deeper you can dig, the more treasure you can potentially find.”
He therefore advised the young ones to prepare themselves for a future that has its own tough times.
He said “being healthy is hard work; finding and maintaining a successful relationship is hard work; raising children is hard work; getting organized for school every day is hard work; setting goals, making plans to achieve them and staying on track is hard work; even being happy is hard work.”
He advised that hard work went hand in hand with acceptance and observed that “one of the things you must accept are those areas of your life that won’t succumb to anything less than hard work.
He added that, “Perhaps you’ve had no luck finding academic excellence. May be the only way it is going to happen is when you accept you’re going to have to do what you’ve been avoiding.”
He informed of his ‘Operation Adopt A School’ policy with which corporate bodies within the Tema Metropolis were encouraged to adopt any of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) Schools of their choice to support in terms of infrastructure and other needs.
He said, “Industries and manufacturing companies are also to offer internship programmes to technical students which would lead to eventual employment.”
The Member of Parliament for Tema East, Mr. Titus Glover, advised parents to take good care of their children saying, “If you are not ready to take care of their own you don’t bring them into this world because you will end up disturbing those children who could have become asserts to you tomorrow.”
He lamented how such deprived children were found at the fishing harbor and sleeping at bus stops, and pledged that he would collaborate with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to assist the estimated 300 thousand children who slept at road sides in Ghana.
The Head teacher of Twedaase Basic School, Mr. Benjamin Ankude, called for the modernization and retooling of the school to serve the present and future generations.