As termed “My First Day at School” which markrs the reopening of schools academic year saw officials of the Tano South District Assembly and the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service visiting public schools in the District to mark the day.
The Tano South District which comprises of five educational circuits saw each circuit been visited by a team of officials led by a high ranking officer of the assembly and the District Education Directorate to interact with the pupils who had enrolled to begin schooling and to distribute goodies to them to remember their first day at school.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba who led a team of officials to visit schools in circuit “A” in speeches at all the schools he visited, said that government has set that day aside to ensure that all newly enrolled pupils who are starting their schooling for the first time are encouraged and motivated to remain in school and take their lessons seriously so that they would grow up well educated to become good leaders
Hon. Anaba hinted that ever since he took over as the DCE, the government through the Tano South District Assembly has been able to undertake a lot of infrastructural development by putting up classroom blocks to help remove schools under trees and said that the MP for the constituency has also done a lot to promote Teaching and Learning in our basic schools by supplying the schools with Teaching and Learning materials and advice the pupils to be mindful of what has brought them there and take their learning seriously.
He said the MP will in a short time visit the schools again to distribute exercise books and other materials to promote effective teaching and learning. The DCE told the pupils and their teachers that the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections is around the corner and what Ghanaians needed was peace and urged the pupils to tell their parents to preach peace before, during and after the elections as Ghanaians are one people with a common destiny.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba concluded his speeches in the schools he visited by entreating the pupils to take their learning seriously and urged the teachers also to channel all their grievances through the appropriate quarters for redress and avoid the habit of absenteeism and ensure that they go to school regularly.
The Tano South District Directorate of Education, Rev. Ernest Opoku who accompanied the DCE in a short speech told the teachers that man in bound to make mistakes but they must not take advantage of that to do things which would go contrary to the ethics of the teaching profession and ensure that they impart their knowledge to the pupils to enable them grapes whatever they are taught.
Rev. Opoku said since government is playing its part to ensure that matters affecting effective teaching and learning is solved so as to make the teaching profession attractive, teachers must also do their best to compliment the efforts of government by giving off their best and finally advised the pupils to show their respect to the elderly.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, on behalf of the presidency through the assembly and the Education Directorate distributed goodies to the fresh in-takes of class one in the various schools they visited.