Parent Advised To Invest In Education
7/4/2012 9:03:46 AM -
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Birim North in the Eastern Region, Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, has reiterated the need for parents to take a keen interest in their children’s education and invest in their children, instead of on funerals and other things, at the expense of ensuring a bright future for the children.
Ms Frimpong gave the advice when she addressed the parent-teacher association of the Akwadum Model School at New Abirem.
She said in as much as the government would continue to provide capitation grant for pupils and pay the salaries of teachers, those could not ensure that children got good education, stressing that parents had a very crucial role to play in the proper growth and academic future of their children.
The DCE advised parents to save towards their children’s education and announced that the assembly’s “ONE GRADUATE PER FAMILY POLICY” which aimed at ensuring that at least one graduate would be produced from every family in the district was on course.
She said more scholarships would be given to eligible students in September this year.
Ms Frimpong gave the association GHC100 and promised to donate some computers to the school’s computer laboratory for the study of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).