Madam Twumwaa Botwe, an Educationist, has urged business communities and churches to help provide skill training to people in the deprived areas instead of seeking their interests only.
Madam Botwe, Principal of Mariam Schools, was speaking to the Ghana News Agency after the preparatory department’s board meeting at Nankese in the Eastern Region.
The meeting discussed the welfare of the children, upward adjustment of staff salaries, procurement of school bus for the department, and payment of fees to keep the administration running among other things.
Madam Botwe said the development and empowerment of unskilled youth was a great concern to the Government and stakeholders because the children were the future leaders.
She said parents must take up their role as moral trainers of children adding that that responsibility must not be relinquished to the school, otherwise the children would fall victims to child delinquency and other related vices.
Madam Botwe said it was the duty of parents to set the pace for the general training of children before teachers came in to help to enhance the virtues already acquired by the children at home.
Madam Botwe, therefore, asked parents to show commitment to their children’s education to help redeem the falling standards of education in the country.
She said education must equip a person to effectively participate in one’s community and contribute to the development process.