The Odumprala M/A Basic School in the Ga South Municipality has held a speech and prize-giving day with a call on parents to prioritise the education of their children.
The ceremony, which was characterized by performances by the pupils and presentation of awards for excellence, had the theme, “Investing in child education; The best legacy.”
Mrs. Margaret Frempong-Kore, Ga South Municipal Director of Education of the Ghana Education Service, urged parents in the area to invest more in the education of their children, assuring them that such investment would not go waste.
That, she said would support the schools in providing quality education towards developing the children into knowledgeable and responsible adults.
She particularly urged parents to provide a congenial home atmosphere to support the development of the children, as well as make efforts to regularly visit their schools and interact with teachers on the progress of their children.
Mr. Sulley Paa Alidu, headmaster of the school, said that although the school had been operating for the past 25 years, it lacked several amenities especially classroom infrastructure.
He therefore called for support from the government and charity organisations towards the provision of new classrooms and furniture, adding that due to the bad nature of the classrooms, class sessions were currently held under pavilions.
The pavilions, according to the School Prefect, Master Abeka Bilal, were not conducive for learning due to the distraction from the noise from vehicles and motorbikes, as well as the operations of artisans around the area.
By Emelia Enyonam Kuleke