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Deputy Education Minister Tours National Service Centres in C/R

Deputy Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in a group photograph with some National Service persons


The Deputy Minister for Education in charge of tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Thursday April 9, 2015, paid unannounced working visit to the Central Region to interact with the National Service Persons at various centres.

The visit according to Hon. Ablakwa, was to motivate the service persons to contribute their quota to national development, interact with them to identify their challenges and strategize on how to address them.

The Deputy Minister, who was accompanied by the Central Regional Coordinator of the National Service Scheme, Alhaji Ali Awimbila, and other officials visited Asuansi D/A A, B & C J.H.S, Abrakrampa Health Centre, New Abu St. Simon Catholic Basic School, New Abu Methodist Basic School, all in Abura Asebu Kwamankese District as well as Kwamankese T. A. Ahmadiyya Basic School, Assin Chiso D/A Primary School, Hawsodze D/A Basic School all in Assin South District.

Addressing the service persons on the tour, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa commended them for their service to the nation, especially those who serve in the rural areas.

He announced that National Service persons who serve in the rural areas will soon be given special incentives such as priority for scholarships to enable them undergo further studies as well as premium for those who would like to be given appointment as teachers in the schools they teach currently.

Hon. Ablakwa admonished the service persons never to consider their posting to the rural areas as a punishment. He, therefore, urged them to be dedicated to wherever they find themselves and contribute immensely to the development of the nation. He also urged all prospective service persons to accept posting to all parts of the country in the 2015/2016 National Service year.


The service persons in response, assured the Deputy Minister of their preparedness to continue their service to the nation in the rural areas when given appointment as teachers in the Ghana Education Service.

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