The Mayor of the Accra Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije put smiles on the faces of Kindergarten pupils who celebrated their first day in school, by giving them gifts and some learning materials.
This day is usually the moment where every child wonders and finds his or herself in a strange world on the very day he or she meets new faces for the first time at school.
The Mayor who was on a visit, dubbed ‘My First Day At School,’ to some selected schools within the Greater Accra Region under the Accra Metropolis inspected the schools and as well as welcome the Kindergarten pupils who are in school for the very first time in their lives.
According to the Mayor, Ghana as a country, need each child well educated to acquire knowledge and skills to perform in the structure of governance within the society he belongs.
The mayor’s first point of call was the Nii Odartey Lamptey Basic and Junior High School opposite the Baiden Powell Memorial Hall in Accra.
Items donated to the children were exercise books ,pencils and erasers for beginners in class one as a form of assistance and motivation to show government’s commitment and support in assuring them of quality education.
The second point of call was the Abadraka Gray Kindergarten School where the children welcomed the mayor with the recitals of the verses of the Bible and a drama on trading in an open market. Dr. Vanderpuije as part of the program package educated the children on the need to wash their hands well enough before they eat to prevent any form of sickness especially on the cases of cholera which is on the ascendency.
He further warned the teachers and heads of the various schools to monitor and ensure that hygienic and good quality food are sold by vendors within the school premises to avoid any danger on the lives of these young once.
Chorkor KG/ Mamprobi Site 4 in the Ablekuma South Constituency was the third place of call on the mayor’s itenary, the words of inspiration was more channeled to good hygienic practices and the need to provide new classroom accommodation for the children to upgrade their learning environment and conditions of study.
He promised to construct one of the Millennium School Structures on the compound to reduce the pressure on the school.
Dr. Vanderpuije in his interaction with the children assured the of the benefits of education and urged them to be more committed to their books and become useful citizens in the future.
Also, at Da Awatul Islamic School, the Mayor advised the pupils to constantly be in school to attain good education.
He promised to demolish the existing classroom structure and replaced it with one of the Millennium City Schools.
According to him, he was satisfied with attendance at the various schools visited.
He also revealed that, for this academic year, the Assembly would be feeding 55,000 children.
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