Abubakari Ibrahim Wangara, GNA
Naaha (U/W), Sept. 18, GNA – Children in some
selected schools in the Wa West District Assembly has observed ‘My First day at
The celebration was marked with visits and
motivational talks to teachers and school children by state officials in
schools including; Naaha D/A Primary School, Samanbo D/A Primary School and
Kuukyiletoo R/C Primary School.
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, the Upper West
Regional Minister, who was accompanied by some education officials, on behalf
of the first lady – Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo – and her delegation, urged the
pupils to learn hard saying, “Education is the key to success”.
The pupils were also advised to be punctual
and regular to school and at the same time take active parts in school
“I encouraged you all to be good students at
school, good students at home and good students everywhere you find yourself.
We were once like you,” he said.
He urged teachers to do their best mentoring
the pupils since they contribute significantly to the success of education in
He also called on parents and guardians to
ensure that their wards stay in school as well as make education their
Alhaji Alhassan after addressing the pupils
distributed assorted learning and teaching materials, free school uniforms and
pair of sandals to each of the children.
Mr Evans Kpebah, the Upper West Regional
Director of Ghana Education Service, called on teachers to be more innovative
in teaching the children, especially at the KG and lower primary levels.
He said the celebration was to encourage
pupils to stay in school to learn.
Mr Edward Laabiir Sabo, the Wa West District
Chief Executive, appealed to the teachers to make the school a home for the
kids in order to prevent them from running away from contact hours.
Mr Sabo said the programme was supported by
the first lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo.