The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), Hon. Mrs. Evelyn Naa Adjeley Twum – Gyamrah has sent a word of advice to all parents with children of school going age to endeavor to put the educational needs of their wards first as that is one surest way of securing a better future for their wards.
“Education is an asset hence parents must encourage their children to take their education seriously and support them in any way necessary”. She made this statement when she visited some selected public schools in LEKMA to mark the annual celebration of “My First Day at School” on September 13th, 2017.
The Hon. MCE welcomed and interacted with newly enrolled pupils and expressed great joy about the number of children enrolled so far. However, she was quick to add that the girl-child must be given special attention because the unfortunate trend is that they mostly fall out when they are climbing the academic ladder.
She was accompanied by the Municipal Director of Education-Mr. Yaw Fosu-Danquah and some staff of the Assembly and Education Directorate.
On his part, the Municipal Director of Education- Mr. Yaw Fosu-Danquah encouraged students to be punctual and tasked teachers to go about their duties diligently with the aim of helping to raise better future leaders. “I meet with teachers regularly and I know their challenges, but I believe they are more than poised to deliver and I’m sure enrollment will even shoot up in the coming days. However, teaching and learning must still go on”, he said.
Stationaries like exercise books, pencils, pencil bags, erasers, and some confectionaries such as biscuits and drinks were presented to the newly enrolled pupils. The Hon. MCE was of the view that these gifts would make the pupils feel happy and loved. She was also optimistic that when other children get to know that gifts were shared at school, they would be enticed and mount pressure on their parents to have them enrolled as well to reduce streetism and child labor if not completely eradicate them in the Municipality.
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