The Gbawe Circuit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has held its maiden Speech and Prize-Giving Day with a call on teachers and parents to collaborate and instill the virtues of discipline and hard work into pupils.
Mr. Sampson Yao Bruku, the Gbawe Circuit Supervisor, who made the call at Gbawe on Tuesday, noted that no individual could excel in life without discipline and hard work.
“For teachers, students and all other people to excel in their diverse fields of operation, discipline and hard work need to be given priority. It is discipline and hard working people who add to the shape and beauty of our development, wherever they find themselves”, he stressed.
Mr. Bruku who was speaking on the theme, “Discipline and Hard work: prerequisite for quality education and national development,” mentioned that indiscipline and laziness breeds social vices such as greed, stealing, bribery and corruption and human right abuses.
These vices, he said, threaten both human and material development and therefore the country cannot develop outside the realms of discipline and hard work.
The 11 basic schools under the Gbawe Circuit took part in the event.
In all, a total of 14 kindergartens, 11 each of primary and Junior High School pupils were awarded with books and certificate for excellence.
Also, 11 teachers and four retiring head teachers were awarded during the ceremony.
Mrs. Margaret Frempong-Koree, Ga South Municipal Director of Education commended the Circuit for being one of the best circuits in the municipality in terms of academics, sports, culture and teacher performance.
She charged teachers to be role models for the pupils and always strive to teach according to the school’s timetable.
She also advised the pupils to be disciplined and abide by school rules and regulations.
By Joseph Edu Archison