Alex Ansah Kofi Owusu, Proprietor for Chief Montessori School at Obuasi Asonkore has placed a clarion call on parents and stakeholders to help improve education in Obuasi. This, he believes, will put Obuasi in the limelight. He made this known during his speech on the strategic approach to promote quality pre-school and basic school education in Chief Montessori School to meet international standards at the Parent-Teacher Association meeting which took place at the Anyinam Lodge.
The PTA meeting brought together parents, teachers, stakeholders and some students of the Chief
Montesorri School. Alex Ansah Kofi Owusu in his speech explained that the Montessori system of education is resourceful but also admitted the system is an expensive one.
“Chief Montessori School (in Obuasi) established in 2017 is practicing the Montessori system of education which is
the activity-based and self-directed system of teaching and learning. The Montessori system of education which was accepted internationally worldwide to Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician have provided high standards in UK, Europe and American as an ideal system for teaching and learning in schools” he said.
“The system focuses on a practical view of practical matter in teaching and learning, which makes this resourceful. It is quite an expensive system for schools to practice” he added.
The proprietor of the school again revealed that as an educationist, his strategic approach did not only focus on just implementation of such a school in Obuasi East. He factored the socio-economic nature of parents and the available
system to make a progressive approach in sustaining the school and to meet international recognition and standards as a school.
He therefore called on institutions and individuals to collaborate with the school in order for them to achieve
“As the proprietor of the school, I have opened up the school and our affairs to institutions, individuals, both local and international to embrace and work with us for the goal without any erroneous public sentiments” he said.
Dr. Abdul Samed Muntaka, a lecturer at the School of Business of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology also lamented the poor standard and quality of students who pass out from the senior high schools. In his interview with Obuasitoday.com, he said some students with A1 in Mathematics from the Senior high school cannot calculate percentages when they are admitted to the Universities. He also called on the Ghana Education Service to widen their stakeholder engagement and train teachers adequately to handle the implementation of the new curriculum.