AMA boss inspires newly enrolled children

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah(right) distributing gift to the pupils.PhotoEbo Gorman

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah (right) distributing gift to the pupils.Photo: Ebo Gorman

The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah yesterday visited some public basic schools in Accra to welcome newly enrolled children as part of the annual “My First Day At School” celebration.

The event was to ensure that newly enrolled children find their first day at school enjoyable and be encouraged to attend school regularly.

As part of his rounds, the CEO of AMA gave gifts including books, pencils, erasers, crayons and cups to the kindergarten children and a box of pens to the teachers.

The schools visited included Accra Sempe1 and 2 Basic School, Riyadh Islamic Basic School in Mamprobi, Kotobabi 1and 2, Kanda Estate Primary School, Kanda and Osu Ringway Estate Basic School, Osu.

Mr. Adjei Sowah said early child education was the beginning of a long journey, hence the need to encourage them to remain in school.

He said it was necessary to give the children the basic tools needed to start school and also enable them go through their education smoothly.

The Mayor of Accra said the children were the future of the nation and there was the need to give them a solid foundation through education.

According to Mr. Sowah, no parent has the excuse of not sending his or her ward to school because from the basic level to the senior high, education was free, adding that “all that the parent needs is to have the interest and confidence to send their children to school”.

He said the items given to the children were to cushion the parents and afford them the comfort of bringing their children to school.

“I am excited to see parents walk through the admission process to ensure that the children enroll in school,” he said.

He urged parents to take keen interest in the education of their children, adding that this should not be the end of their participation in their children’s education.

“The security of your future is embedded in the education of these kids because they will take care of you when you grow old,” he said.

Mr. Adjei Sowah said the children needed the support of the parents in the form of guidance and counseling in order for them to be successful in school.

He urged the children to come to school early and be punctual adding that the school was their second home henceforth.

Mr. Adjei Sowah asked the children to desist from unnecessary roaming and disturbances in the community and concentrate on their education.

The heads of the schools visited thanked the mayor for his presence and words of encouragement and gifts to the children and pledged to ensure that they give off their best to the children.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

 

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