Aug. 14, GNA - Over 800 students in the Oti Region marked this year's
International Youth Day with a symposium at the Dambai Training College at
The event, on
the theme, “Transforming Education, the Role of the Youth in Contributing to
Quality Education in Ghana”, was organised by the National Youth Authority
(NYA) and attended by chiefs, opinion leaders and politicians among
Asigli, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Youth Authority, said the
importance of the Day could not be underestimated as it offered the youth the
opportunity to contribute to policy and decision making processes of the
He said the Day
also provided great opportunity to various governments and institutions across
the globe to examine issues affecting the youth and champion the course for
their holistic development.
Mr Maxwell Kofi
Blagodzi, Deputy Oti Regional Minister, said education held the key to poverty
eradication and societal growth and therefore urged the youth to pay attention
to education to enable them become responsible citizens to contribute to the socioeconomic
development of the country.
measures were being put in place to ensure that the various Assemblies set
aside special packages that would help the youth go through the various levels
of education without difficulties.
urged the youth to take advantage of the various government flagship programmes
to enhance their lots.