Newly enskinned King and Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Bii – Kunutu Jewu Soale (I) has stated that, one can only lead successfully in this modern era with good formal education.
The king made this statement on Tuesday, 21st March, 2023 in his maiden address read on his behalf by his spokesperson Benkromwura Saaka at the King’s outdooring ceremony held at Damongo.
He explained that they are in an age where the youth leads and the elders follow but regretted on how the youth who are the future leaders of the kingdom are not doing well in formal education recently.
He said the savannah region was placed at the bottom of all the other regions with an average pass rate of 5.4% at the most recent WASSCE exams and further explained that by the recent pass rate, the are going to have in the future, a very frightening prospect and said it must change if the must have a future for their children and the kingdom.
He state that, the narrative can only change with the support of his chiefs and the good people of the Kingdom as the Yagbon palace will soon be putting together a team to assess the situation and advice the kingdom on the cause of the falling standards of education in the region and therefore called on the Savannah Regional Education Directorate, the Gonjaland Youth Association, Religious bodies and all other stakeholders in education to within the next three months come up with recommendations as to how to remedy the situation.
He also called on religious bodies who have been pioneers of education in Ghana to step up and set up quality educational institutions in Gonjaland as he pledges to provide free land wherever in Gonjaland they choose to establish educational institutions.
The outdooring ceremony was attended by the Vice president of the Republic, H.E Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, former President John Mahama, Government officials, Chiefs from other parts of the country and many others
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604