Madam Stella Amoatemaa, Nkoranza Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has advised parents and guardians to provide balanced diets for their children before and during school hours.
She stressed that in schools where lunch was not served, parents and guardians must take the necessary steps with the school authorities for the pupils to be fed well.
That, she said, would encourage the pupils to feel psychologically happy to stay in schools, and also provide them with good nutritional values for their proper physical growth and mental development, the MCE added.
Madam Amoatemaa gave the advice when she addressed parents and teachers at the “My First Day at School” programme for the 2015-2016 Academic Year at basic schools in some selected communities within the municipality.
The visit was to welcome newly-enrolled pupils to start their formal education.
The communities included Bredi Number One, Donkro-Nkwanta, Nkwabeng, Asonkwaa and Akumsa- Domase.
The MCE emphasized the need for teachers to work with commitment, dedication and “loving hearts” for the pupils, by handling them as their own children, because that would motivate and sustain their interests in the schools.