“My First Day at School” which marks the reopening of schools’ academic year saw the MP, Hon Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, the DCE, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi, 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.
Dignitaries are interacting with the students in one of the schools
The Tano South District which comprises of five (5) 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 Director of Education, Rev. Robert Opoku who accompanied the DCE and MP in a short welcoming speeches at all schools said teachers are the eye of the community and for that matter, urged them to avoid absenteeism and do all they can to impart knowledge to the pupils to make them become good leaders in future.
Rev. Opoku said since government is playing its part to ensure that matters affecting effective teaching and learning is solved in order 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 respect to their elders.
The DCE for Tano South, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi who led a team of officials to visit the schools in circuit “A” in a speech at all the schools said government has set that day aside to ensure that all pupils starting schooling for the first time are encouraged and motivated to remain in school and take their lessons seriously so that they can pass all manner of examinations conducted by the teachers.
Hon. DCE giving assorted drinks to the pupils
He also urged the pupils to avoid watching movies and make sure they spend much of their time on their books to make them benefit from the government’s educational policies and informed all teachers in the various schools to allocate sectional plots for the students to work on to ensure the school compounds become clean and prevent pupils from snake bites.
The MP, Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere expressed felicities of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana to both teachers and the pupils. He said the Ex-President of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffour introduced the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) to make pupils have access to the Free Basic Education and hinted that since His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo
Hon. MP entertaining one of the pupils with biscuit after addressing the students
has also introduced the Free Senior High School, there is the need for the pupils to take their books seriously to ensure they benefit from the government’s free SHS Policies.
He said government has put measures in place to restore the Nursing and Training Colleges’ allowance to ensure it motivate more students to choose teaching and nursing professions and stressed that government through the Assembly will continue to do more to improve and extend the school feeding programme and advised parents to send their wards to school.
On behalf of the Presidency through the Assembly and the Education Directorate, an assorted drinks and biscuits were distributed to the fresh in-takes of class one in the various schools by the high ranking members including the MP for the Tano South Constituency.