THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tain Constituency, Mr Amed Ibrahim, has urged Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the Brong Ahafo Region to sponsor more students to pursue higher education.
That, he said, would equip them with the requisite skills to return to the region to assist in the development of their communities in particular and the region at large.
Mr Ibrahim made the call at Nsawkaw, the constituency capital, when he presented a sponsorship package to 150 tertiary students from the district.
The beneficiaries included continuing students of both public and private tertiary educational institutions from the district who devoted their vacation period to serve as volunteer teachers at the various schools across the district.
The MP is also assisting some needy students from the district who have gained admission to tertiary educational institutions.
In a brief remark at the ceremony, the MP commended the volunteers for exhibiting a sense of patriotism.
He said although the package was not big, it should be seen as the little contribution that society was making towards their education, so they must be motivated by the gesture to give back to society what they had benefited.
“You had the opportunity of seeing and feeling various challenges confronting the district. You saw the children studying under trees, communities without classroom blocks and many more,” Mr Ibrahim said.
“It is, therefore, incumbent upon you to assist the government through suggestions in addressing those challenges today to avoid meeting such challenges when you pick the mantle of leadership,” Mr Ibrahim stressed.
The MP further urged the students to be proud of where they were coming from and be worthy ambassadors of the district wherever they found themselves so as to attract positive interest to the district.
“When you go to your respective campuses, share the experiences with those from Tain so that they can also come back home to offer the needed support towards the total development of the district,” he added.
One of the beneficiaries of the package, Mr Sampson Akrosumah, a level 300 student of the University of Education, Mampong Campus in the Ashanti Region, who shared his experiences, commended the MP and the Tain District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Jones Samuel Tawiah, for their initiative aimed at making education the pivot of the socio-economic development of the district.