Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said government remains committed to promoting quality education through good policies and programmes.
He said development and implementation of Early Childhood Care and Development Policy was aimed at ensuring holistic development of children in the country to enable them to become useful citizens in future.
Dr Vanderpuije said this at a closing ceremony of a special vacation classes he organised for over 3,000 primary and second cycle students in the Ablekuma South Constituency aimed at helping them to effectively utilise their time during the vacation.
He said teacher motivation was key to improving quality education and that the government was committed to investing in people, adding that: “I am assuring you that teachers will be motivated to enable them to play their roles effectively towards the attainment of this goal in the constituency’’.
Dr. Vanderpuije said the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) could continue to deliver on its responsibility to assist needy students to improve their educational standards through the provision of school structures and teaching materials.
He said quality education was not the responsibility of teachers alone but parents and the communities as a whole, and therefore, called on parents to supervise the homework of their wards.
“Parents must not shirk their responsibilities so that together we can have a holistic development of the child in a congenial atmosphere,” he said.
Alimatu Essel, a student of Breman Asikuma Senior High School, who benefited from the vacation classes, expressed her gratitude to the teachers for taking them through the core subjects.
Nii Tackie Owuo III, Korley Gonno Mantse, commended the AMA for the vacation class initiative and assured the mayor of their support.