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Education | Dec 1, 2004

Parents urged to provide good education for their children

GNA

Lolonya (GAR), Dec. 1, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Wednesday appealed to parents to provide the best education to their children and ensure they remained in school during their prime so that they would not be marginalized in the society in future. "Parents should endeavour to give their children the quality education they deserve in order that they would not be marginalized or de-capacitated in society in future," he said.

President Kufuor made the appeal when inaugurating a 420 million-cedis school block for Lolonya Junior Secondary School in the Dangme East District as part of his two-day tour of the Greater Accra Region.

The building, comprising three classrooms, two workshops, a conference room, a library, an office and a store, was financed by the Songhor Salt Project as part of its social responsibility towards the community.

President Kufuor said a new educational policy being envisaged by the Government was to ensure children remain in school between four to 16 years and provided with quality education at the expense of the State.

He deplored the attitude of parents who indulge in child trafficking.

"We must prepare the children to mature before we send them out to work on their own. Child trafficking is a breach on the child's right and should be condemned," he said. President Kufuor pledged the Government's commitment to ensure that child trafficking in Ghana was curbed.

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