John Mahama attends 15th anniversary celebration of St. Andrews Senior High School

Former President John Mahama on Saturday, March 14, 2020, attended the 15th-anniversary celebration of St. Andrews Senior High School in Assin Fosu.
The school was founded by Dr Richard Asiedu in October 2005, with 25 students and 4 teachers. Today, St. Andrews has over 4,000 students with 152 teaching and 117 non-teaching and supporting staff.
John Mahama’s presence and participation was not only to celebrate the success of St. Andrews but to also, acknowledge the individual contribution of Richard Asiedu to the promotion of education within the Assin area, and Ghana generally.
The theme for the celebration, “15 years of Perseverance in Academic Excellence: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects,” exemplified a man who has persevered, surmounted many challenges and never gave up in his quest to promote education, scoring a 98% performance mark in the 2018 West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaking at the ceremony, the former president announced plans to finalise with the Ghana National Council for Private Schools (GNACOPS) discussions on how students in private senior high schools like St. Andrews can benefit from the Government’s free secondary education.
“We cannot, as a country, continue to gloss over the huge impact and the role private schools play in the development of education in Ghana. I am personally committed to enabling a partnership with the Council for Private Schools that is mutually beneficial to them and the State. This will include among others a tax exemptions system for certain educational tools and equipment, and tax incentives for private school operators.” He said.
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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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