The Nazarene Christian Home Academy at Kasoa in the Central Region has organised a career hunt day with a call on educational institutions to look beyond academic excellence of the students in order to effectively prepare children for the future.
The Proprietor of the Academy, Rev. Frank Lamptey Mills who made the call said most educational institutions regrettably focus too much on academic output of children to the detriment of their hidden talents.
According to Rev. Mills, the situation has led to many children dropping out of school due to non appreciation of their talents.
In addition, he said due to the pressure on them, such affected children become wayward and engage in menial jobs.
To avoid the situation, Rev. Mills reiterated the need for parents and teachers to be particular about the talents of their children and help to nurture those talents.
He also urged parents to invest in the education of their wards so as to enable them to grow into productive adults.
As part of the talent hunt which was to showcase the talents of pupils, the pupils presented a variety of innovative products, as well as recited poems, and performed chorography at the event.
It was part of activities marking the school’s speech and prize giving day.
By Victor Buxton, Kasoa