The Greenwich Lions’ Club of Tema has disproved in its entirety, claims that students of private schools are better academically than their public schools counterparts. President of the Tema Greenwich Lions Club, Lion Frederick Dotse-Leke made the assertion when the Club held a Quiz competition for public schools in Prampram.
The Quiz competition which has been instituted as an annual event was necessitated by the result of a research conducted in Prampram public schools by the Leo Club of Central University, a junior club of the Lions Club, establishing appalling reading habit among pupils of public schools.
The Lions Club for this reason had organised a semester reading clinic for public schools within Prampram and conducted the Quiz competition at the end of it.
Lion Dotse-Leke said, every child has the chance, and can make academic progress, however, inadequate infrastructure and learning materials remains the bane to the progress of pupils in public schools.
He mentioned inadequate desks, unavailability or poor classrooms and other logistics prevailing at public schools as disincentives to learning and retard progress of the pupils.
Lion Dotse-Leke therefore asked spirited individuals and corporate Ghana to identify other problems in the public schools and assist in tackling them.
The Charter Fist Vice President of the Greenwich Tema Lions Club, Edem Oklu Anipah, enumerating some interventions the Club has undertaken over the years, also asked groups such as the Lions Club to endeavour to as their corporate social responsibilities, help in assisting sufficient establishments such as schools and communities in which they dwell.
Some participating pupils also shared their thoughts with WestAfrica24.com, asking other corporate groups to also join the Lions Club to keep organising such Quiz competitions for them.
The Tema Greenwich Lions Club in addition to the reading clinic and Quiz competition, distributed exercise books, pathetically sets and other stuff to the pupils.
Freeman Methodist Basic School emerged winners of the Quiz competition.
By: Edward Tetteh