President Akufo-Addo with students from Methodist Girls Senior High School and Aduman Senior High School at the Jubilee House
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo could not hide his excitement on Tuesday when students from the Methodist Girls Senior High School in Mamfe, Akuapim and their colleagues from the Aduman Senior High School in the Kwabre District in the Ashanti region visited him at the Jubilee House.
The students were there to present to him awards they both won at the just-ended Students in Advancement for Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) and Global SDG Competition in Durban, South Africa in which some selected students from the two schools participated and emerged victorious.
Addressing the students and after the presentations, the President commended them highly for making Ghana proud.
Students of Methodist Girls School used bamboo to produce a water fountain whiles their colleagues from Aduman used recycled plastics to produce bags and other items.
“Very well done; you are holding the flag of our country very high and in an area which really is important for the future of our country, our youth and education; it means something good is going on here in Ghana and you are the reflection of it”, he stated whiles beaming with smiles.
He specially commended the Methodist Girls Senior High School for the feat they chalked at the World Robotics competition Michigan, United States of America.
“These are all impressive achievements, especially when you are looking at it in the context of the SDGs where your President is right there, inside the SDGs as Co-Chair of the Group of Advocates; so I’m particularly happy to seeing that the awareness of the SDGs has penetrated seriously into our educational system and you are even responding in terms of finding solutions that will advance the SDGs set of goals, it is excellent.”
“I want to congratulate all of you and to encourage you to do even more; our country needs your enthusiasm, it needs your energy, it needs your brilliance, your brains, all of it.”
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent