The Asuogyaman District Assembly yesterday observed My First Day at School with a call on parents to support government to achieve all of it’s educational policies to help raise the standard of education in the district and the country as a whole.
This advise was given out by the District Chief Excutive of the area, Samuel Kwame Agyekum, when he spoke in an interview with ghananewsonline.com.gh on the sidelines of the observation.
The exercise which is to monitor, welcome, encourage and motivate newly admitted pupils into basic school especially kindergarten one and primary one emphasized the importance of education as the 2018/2019 academic year begins. It saw the DCE together with District Coordinating Director, District Education Director and the former Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA), Paul Asare Ansah, visiting about six schools including the Akwamu West Anglican Basic, Akosombo Wesley Methodist Basic, VRA Presby Basic, Akosombo Roman Catholic Basic and Tortibo D. A Basic Schools, among others in the Akosombo A circuit of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
“I wish to appeal to Ghanaians especially parents to support President Akufo-Addo’s education reform policies that are being rolled out by the ministry of education in order for government to achieve its objective of raising the standard of education in the country and making it accessible to all Ghanaian children of school going age in this country,” the DCE appealed.
According to the him, the newly introduced free Senior High School policy has paved the way for many needy but brilliant students in the district to access the senior high education which he believes will lead to achieving the child’s aim of becoming prominent people in the near future.
“With all these interventions, the government can only succeed if parents play their active role expected of them by providing their learning materials like exercise books, pen, pencils, inspecting their homeworks, not allowing them to play around watching kunkum bargya, among others. Also, once in a while take the pain to visit your child in school to monitor his or her performance,” he stated.
Agyekum congratulated the teachers for their hard work in making sure the country produces leaders who can manage the affairs of the country, assuring them of the government’s commitment of making teaching attractive to all Ghanaians.
The District Director of Education, Madam Mavis Yirenkye, who appreciated the efforts, said, the exercise will motivate the children to attend school regularly.
She then suggested that more of such initiatives should be implemented in order to get parents enroll their wards in public schools
The kindergarten one pupil were refreshed with drinks and biscuits while the primary one pupils received exercise books, pencils and erasers, among others.
Source: William Dei-Gyau || Ghananewsonline.com.gh