Mr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpujie, Mayor of Accra, announced this during the ‘My first day at school’ tour by the assembly of some selected schools.
The tour sought to provide the officials with information on the enrollment of new pupils into the kindergarten and also familiarise themselves with their activities.
The schools were Richard Akwei Memorial School, Millennium School-Salleria Compound Kindergarten, Salvation Cluster of Schools, Abelenkpe “1” Primary and kindergarten.
The mayor was accompanied by the Metropolitan Education Director, Mr. Kwesi Hutchful, and Mrs. Lydia Sackey, Accra Metropolitan Director of Budget, among others.
Mr. Vanderpujie commended the teachers and parents for their dedication in providing quality education to children in the country.
He urged parents to send their children to school to prevent streetism in the country.
“No child should be left on the streets but must be sent to school to gain academic excellence.” he stressed
He assured the management of the schools of government’s continous efforts to them to achieve their goals, and told the children to learn hard to become good leaders of the country.
“You must also endeavour to respect your teachers and parents to become successful at all times,” he said.
The mayor called on parents to ensure that their children were punctual and did not absent themselves from school,” he added
Mr. Hutchful urged the teachers to identify the talents in their pupils and help them with that.
He said all children must be sent to school to acquire knowledge to be able to contribute the quota to the development of the country.
The proprietress of Richard Akwei Memorial School, Emelia Larbi, commended the assembly for the visit and assured that they will put in their best to promote quality education in the country.
As part of the occasion educational materials were presented to the pupils by the assembly.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi