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Parents urged to take keen interest in children’s education

Sekondi (W/R), July
14, GNA – Mr George Tweneboah-Kodua, Headmaster of the Methodist Senior High
School (MESEC) in Sekondi, has entreated parents to take keen interest in the
education of their children to secure a brighter future for them.

He said parents were
major stakeholders in quality education delivery since they were the first
point of contact and owe it a duty to nurture their children into responsible
adulthood.

Mr Tweneboah-Kodua was
addressing a meeting of the Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the school at
Sekondi.

Speaking on the topic:
“Parenting,” as part of the agenda, the Headmaster advised parents to
find time and interact with their children at home and learn at first
hand, problems confronting them for redress.

He noted that many of
the children had peculiar problems which were not known to their parents but
had the tendency of affecting their academic work.

Mr Tweneboah-Kodua
appealed to parents to exhibit sound moral principles for their children to
look up to them as their role models in life.

He observed that
society had shirked its responsibility to shape the destiny of children
compared to times of old in line with international and local conventions on
the rights of the child and reminded parents to discipline their children
at home when they went wayward in fulfilment of the Biblical doctrine, “do
not spare the rod and spoil the child”.

“We live in a
society where people outside the family cannot longer discipline children who
misbehave”, a phenomenon, adding that it had “led to moral decadence and its
attendant low standard of education in most parts of the country.”

He said many of the
school children were making the work of teachers very difficult since they were
not attending classes regularly and asked parents to pay regular visits to the
school to monitor the movement of their wards.

Mr Tweneboah-Kodua
entreated parents to find time to visit the school and pay the school fees as
most of children squander the money given to them.

He disclosed that
parents owed school fees to the tune of GHC100, 000 and appealed to them to
honour their financial obligation for a smooth running of the school.

He said the school
authorities were making frantic efforts to move to its permanent site at
Kansaworodo but needed more structures before it could do so.

He appealed to the
government and benevolent organisations as well as the alumni to come to the
aid of the school.

Deputy Superintendent
of Police (DSP), the Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) Chairman, appealed to
parents to invest in their children’s education and prepare them to take the
mantle of leadership in future,

He urged parents to
train their children to eschew anti-social vices which had the potential to cripple
their future.

DSP Gblorkor said the
contractor working on the 18-unit classroom block at Kansaworodo and so the
school to the new campus in due course.

He said the PTA
intended to refurbish the Science laboratory.

He asked parents to
motivate teachers to boost their morale.

GNA
      

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