Prof. Binka, Betty Mould-Iddrisu & others graced Cherryfield Montessori Sch @10
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Cherryfield Montessori School held a memorable event that encompassed its 8th Graduation, Speech, and Prize-Giving Day. CEO Magdalene Dzifa Adzanu emphasized the influence of digital technology on young learners and the role of all stakeholders in promoting it.
The occasion was filled with delightful performances, including choreography, talents, and cultural displays. Outstanding graduates and staff members were recognized for their contributions to the school’s progress.
During the event, Guest of Honour Prof. Fred Newton Binka, a former Dean of the University of Ghana School of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiologist, urged school owners to embrace advanced technology and robust systems to meet global standards. He stressed that modern technology has become an essential aspect of education and encouraged educators to leverage it to enhance learning outcomes. Prof. Binka commended Cherryfield Montessori School for its organization and proposed it as a model school, highlighting the need to further enhance digital technology to align with the evolving world.
Prof Binka also called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to adopt advanced technology and robust systems to combat exam malpractices, emphasizing the importance of technology in controlling and preventing such issues.
Prof. Binka went on to address the growing phenomenon of health professionals leaving Ghana for better opportunities abroad, attributing it in part to the high rate of graduate unemployment. He explained that graduates being unable to find employment in their field, particularly in the healthcare sector, contributes to the brain drain.
The presence of Lawyer Betty Mould-Iddrisu, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, as the Guest Speaker, added further significance to the occasion. In her speech, she stressed the crucial role of parents as facilitators in their children’s education and career paths. Mould-Iddrisu underscored the importance of discipline, history, language, creativity, arts, and cultural identity in shaping individuals’ lives.
While commending WAEC for its efforts, Mould-Iddrisu called for the development of stronger infrastructure to prevent recurring exam malpractices across various examinations. In line with Prof. Binka’s suggestions, she advocated for the use of advanced technology to combat these issues effectively.
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