The Upper East Regional Director of Education, Patricia Ayikor says the theme chosen for this year’s Independence day celebration ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ can only be realized when the country’s educational system focuses more on equipping the citizenry with productive skills through Technical and Vocational Education as well as training. She moreover observed that when the private sector, which is considered as the engine of growth is encouraged to compliment the effort of government by setting up more technical and vocational centres for the learning needs of the youth, then Ghana is certain to becoming self-sufficient without turning to donors for support. Madam Ayikor made the observation at the 61st Independence Day anniversary held at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The event was climaxed with a presentation of awards to deserving schools that performed creditably during the march-past.
The Governor from the Savannah Region of Togo, Esso Pineve was among the few dignitaries that graced today’s occasion.
The clergy and other departmental heads were present at the function.
Story by Radio Ghana’s correspondent Isaac Asare.