Parents and pupils in Ghana have been reminded of their obligations to create a conducive, enabling environment to enable their children focus exclusively on their education.
Ashanti Regional Minister Samuel Sarpong who gave the reminder, urged pupils “not to ruin their academic careers” through acts of indiscipline and other social vices.
On an official tour of basic schools in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality to welcome kids enrolled into the mainstream school system for the first time, Sarpong advised the pupils to “stay focused and work hard on their books” to assure themselves of a fulfilling future.
“Beware of absenteeism, truancy, drug addiction, physical assaults of teachers and other bad habits”, he admonished.
Accompanied by the Regional Education Director, Mr Sarfo Kantanka, and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Kwaku Afrifa Yamoh Ponko, the Regional Minister reminded parents of their responsibility to educate their children by making sure they provided them with their basic needs.
“Additionally you should supervise them in the home to help them to make productive use of their free time. Education is a priority on the government’s development agenda and it will go to all lengths to promote quality and accessibility.
He presented school uniforms, exercise books, crayons, pencils, biscuits and toffees to the class one pupils of the schools he visited, including Sunsuaso Municipal Authority Primary, Achinakrom M/A Primary and Krapa M/A Primary.