Nganoman (GAR), Sept 18, GNA – The
Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly (KKMA) has welcomed class one and
kindergarten one pupils in the 36 public basic schools in the Municipality to
the 2018/2019 academic year.
Officials of the Assembly visited the various
schools and interacted with the pupils, teachers and parents seeking admission
for their children as part of the 2018 “My First Day at School” celebration.
My First Day at School was initiated by the
Ghana Education Service (GES) to provide an opportunity to public officials
especially ministers, chief executive officers of district assemblies and other
dignitaries to visit schools and interact with pupils to make their first
school experience memorable and encouraging.
Each of the pupils received a pair of shoes,
biscuits, books, pencils, sharpeners, erasers and noodles.
Mr Mike Owusu Amoako, Kpone-Katamanso
Municipal Coordinating Director, accompanied by Mrs Rosina Adobor, Municipal
Education Director and Mr Roger Debrah, Public Relations Officer for the
Municipal Education Directorate visited the Nganoman Community KKMA Basic
School, Kpone-Bawaleshie Presbyterian School, Desuase KKMA Basic School and
Gonteng KKMA Primary School.
Mr Amoako explained that the Assembly decided
to give the children shoes instead of the usual confectionaries because such
items could be used for several terms and even kept as a souvenir when they
outgrow them to always remind them of their first day at school.
He added that since most of the parents in the
communities in the Municipality were peasant farmers and had financial
challenges, most of the children either go to school barefooted or wore torn
He pleaded with parents to do their best to
provide basic needs for their children while government also did its part to
provide free education and feeding.
The Coordinating Director commended teachers
especially those at Gonteng for sacrificing to teach in the deprived area and
urged them to continue the good work while promising to reward their efforts
during the Municipality’s teachers’ awards ceremony.
At Nganoman, he promised to furnish a newly completed
GETFund six-classroom block for pupils who were studying under trees or
learning in the three over crowded old and dilapidated classrooms.
Mrs Adobor also commended the teachers and
urged head teachers not to deny any child of admission as he reminded them of
the option of using the shift school system if the children outnumbered the
She explained that the day was to receive new
entrants into the school system to encourage the children to attend school