Spend More Time On Children’s Formative Years -Adwoa Safo
The Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo has advised teachers and parents to spend more time on children in their formative years, so as to mould them into what they envisage them to be in future.
Making reference to a biblical quotation, Adwoa safo noted that parents and teachers in whose custody the children spend more time must endeavor to train them the way they should grow so that they will not depart from it when they grow.
The Dome/Kwabenya legislator made this call when she visited four schools within her constituency to commemorate ‘My First Day at School’, a day set aside to usher toddlers’ first entry into formal school.
Adwoa Safo, who made the visit in the company of the Municipal Chief Executive of Ga East, Mr. Kwao Sackey and the District Director of Education of the Ga East Municipal Assembly, told the teachers and few parents who had brought their wards to school for the first time that, it is instructive on them to spend more time on their wards and instill in them discipline that would mould them to become responsible and useful citizens of the state.
She pointed out that children in their formative years are so fragile and prone to all manner of social pollution, depending on the kind of upbringing they receive in their formative age.
She added that if special care and appropriate steps were not taken to mold the toddlers into acceptable societal standards, it would be near impossible to change certain undesirable attitudes when they were out and beyond their formative ages.
Ms. Safo also advised the pupils to take their academic work seriously and urged them to set high standards for themselves and aspire to take leadership positions in their respective career paths.
She also cautioned the pupils against waywardness and asked them to pay heed to the directives of their teachers and parents.
The visit took her to four community based schools within the constituency including; the Atomic D/A schools , Taifa Community Schools at Taifa, Icodec Islamic school at Dome and Atomic Hills Demonstration school, also at Dome.
She made an avowed promise to do all she could to reduce the burden on parents by taking good care of their wards in school.
Lawyer Safo, in collaboration with a U.S. based Ghanaian philanthropist, Mr. Daniel Boakye Mensah, donated an assortment of books from archaeology to zoology worth about fifteen thousand Ghana cedis and distributed them among the four schools.
She also took some time off to visit some crÃ¨ches where she gave them some biscuits and toffees. At the Atomic D/A schools she promised to donate some forty bags of cement to aid in the construction of a six unit classroom for the school.
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