Mr Anthony Kwaku Amoah, a Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service, has urged stakeholders to redirect their efforts at ensuring the provision of quality education in schools across the country.
Mr Amoah, who was speaking at the second edition of spelling and reading competition for children of Tongu in the Volta Region, said: “Quality education delivery is a task which demands the collective inputs of all stakeholders.
“The demands of society are getting many and complex. It is becoming practically more difficult, if not impossible, for the school to bear them all alone. The teacher needs everybody’s support in order to churn out the holistic education that we desire for the child,” he stated.
The PRO asked society to mock and fight acts and practices, such as child labour, child marriage and teenage parenthood that have the propensity to maim the future of children.
The Partnership Facilitator for Tongu Cluster of Projects for Compassion International, organisers of the competition, Mr Richard Baku, implored society to show care and love to children who would grow up into great men and women for the country.
“Any help for our children is service to God and country. Compassion International shall continue to work with others to ensure that children receive the necessary support and protection for them to become useful and responsible adults in future.”
Of the 13 project areas of pupils that took part in the event, Unity Baptist Child Development Centre at Mafi Anfoe took the first position in spelling within the lower graders of primary school as Mafi Kumase Global Child Development Centre and New Bakpa Child Development Centre came tops among upper graders in spelling and reading contests.
Assorted books and trophies were awarded to the winners and participants after the event.
Compassion International, a non-governmental organisation, has been partnering with churches in the Tongu area for the past three years to release children from poverty and illiteracy.