By Samuel Akapule, GNA
Bongo (UE), Sept.
16, GNA – Dr Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem, the Upper East Deputy Regional Minister,
has called on pupils in the region to attend to their academic studies to
become productive in future.
Dr Kuganab-Lem said
this when he visited some schools in the Bongo District as part of ‘my first
day in school’, adding that education was a tool for empowerment and urged the
pupils to persevere in their studies.
He was accompanied
by Mr Alexis Ayamdor Adugdaa, the Bongo District Chief Executive and some staff
of the District Directorate of Education, as they went round to formally
welcome the first-time school children.
He interacted with
many of the school pupils who had reported to school for the first time at the
kindergarten and primary one levels.
“Most of you here
stand the chance of becoming future leaders, productive and useful adults who
could help your families, the society as well as the nation if you take your
studies seriously”, the Deputy Minister said.
At his first stop
at the St. Anne’s Kindergarten (KG), Dr Kuganab-Lem expressed the hope that
lawyers, doctors, business gurus and quality political leaders would emerge
from them as they attended to their studies.
A roll call from
the school’s authorities revealed that 23 boys and 26 girls had reported at the
KG whilst 55 children comprising 33 boys and 22 girls enrolled into primary
At the Bogrigo DA
Primary and Kindergarten, Headmistress Madam Florence Ayamga said 20 boys and
18 girls were received into the KG while 23 boys and 14 girls were admitted to
start primary one.
She urged parents
to cater for the educational requirements of the children and prepare them
adequately and timely for school each working day.
At each of the
schools visited, “my first day at school”-branded mathematical sets, school
bags, biscuits and sugary drinks were distributed to the pupils.
partners including AfriKids, the Youth Harvest Foundation and Right to Play,
all child development oriented NGOs, donated some of the items.
The Bongo District
has on the record 73 kindergartens, 73 primary schools, 57 Junior high schools,
two technical and vocational schools and six Senior High Schools.