Dignitaries pose with the graduates
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko, has called on parents to take advantage of the immense benefits available to the highly educated and invest in the education of their children.
The MP said this at the first graduation ceremony of ESPO BestChild School and Learning Centre at East Legon, Accra. Held over the weekend under the theme, ‘Developing the Child for a Better Future’, the ceremony saw the graduation of 47 pupils of the school.
Mr. Emmanuel Agyarko bemoaned the fact that some parents have failed to invest in the education of their children and rather spend money on material things.
The MP appealed to parents to value education and ensure that their children receive the best of it. He noted that education is the only key which unlocks the doors of enlightenment and brighter prospects.
He added that it was shameful for parents to allow their children to drop out of school because of poverty. The MP, who is a Pharmacist by profession, recalled the active role played by his late mother to ensure that they received the best of education. He appealed to mothers to ignore possible financial bottlenecks in their way and go all out to labour for the education of their children.
He challenged such determined mothers and fathers to ignore the cynical remarks of their friends or neighbours and go all out to labour for their children, adding that it is honourable to toil for a good cause.
Mr. Agyarko also urged children to take their studies seriously and be humble so that the sacrifices made by their parents would be worth it.
The Circuit Supervisor (C/S) for Ayawaso West Wuogon Education Directorate, Catherine Sarpong, commended the management and staff of the school for living up to their core objective of providing quality education for pupils in the school’s catchment area.
The C/S urged the members of staff to avoid complacency and work harder in the years ahead.
She also called on parents to pay fees promptly since it was the pivot around which all developments in the school revolved.
The Head teacher of the school, K.B Asamoah, in his end of year report said that the school had over the years built for itself a track record of providing what he described as an ‘Outcome Based Education.’
He added that plans were far advanced to strengthen the capacity of teachers in the 2014/15 academic year.
The Proprietress of the school, Mrs. Esther Edusei, expressed satisfaction that the school which started as an Early Childhood Development Centre with five pupils in 1996, had become a leading school with an enrolment of more than 500 pupils.
Mrs. Edusei also assured that the school will continue to offer quality education for the benefit of children.
In a related development, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon has donated two ceiling fans and desktop computers to the school.
By Solomon Ofori
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