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19.05.2008 Education

Assist teachers to imbue discipline in pupils

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The Reverend Kweku Debra-Hammond, Headmaster of Akyawkrom Methodist Primary School, has urged parents in
the country to assist teachers to imbue discipline in their pupils for
them to grow and become responsible future leaders.
He made the call at the general meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting of the school at Akyawkrom in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality at the weekend.
He expressed concern about the attitude of some parents towards teachers who had decided to imbue good morals in the stubborn pupils in the school in the form of disciplining them.
Rev. Debra-Hammond said the time had come for parents to see teachers
as co-partners in the upbringing of their children, stating that parents should know that without proper disciplinary measures both at school and home to train children of today, all the efforts the government was putting in place to provide quality education for the children would be wasted.
He said parents could help to reduce the rate of indiscipline in schools by monitoring the activities of their wards at home in terms of what they put on, type of conversation they engage in, kind of friends they move
with at home and how they use their free time.
Rev Debra-Hammond advised them to invest in their wards education instead of using the money for material things while also encouraging them to put the fear of God in their children at the formative stage in life.
The parents agreed to pay four Ghana cedis each per child to buy computers for the school to make the teaching and learning of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the school more interesting to the pupils.
The PTA commended the chief and elders of Akyawkrom for passing a byelaw to prevent children in the town from going out after 8 pm each day and also from attending funerals in the town.
They promised to ensure that the law would be effectively implemented to improve the academic performance of their pupils.

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