Regional News of 2014-08-26

Ablekuma MP campaigns for child education

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma North, Mr Justice Joe Appiah has urged parents to show keen interest in their children’s education to facilitate their academic progress.

Mr Appiah said parents should not only pay the school fees of their children but also monitor their movements at home and ensure that they do their homework.

The MP gave the advice during the 14th Graduation Ceremony/ Parents and Teachers Association meeting of Pastor Abaidoos Preparatory and Junior High School at Odorkor Otaten in Accra, on the theme: Developing the Child through Quality Education.

Mr Appiah asked parents to pay regular visits to the schools of their wards to interact with the management and teachers to motivate the staff to give of their best.

He said although Ghana is going through difficult times parents should strive to invest in the education of their children to secure their future.

Mr Appiah appealed to parents to provide the basic needs of the girl-child, so that they would not be enticed with money and other material things by some unscrupulous men in the society to take undue advantage of them.

In his annual report the Proprietor of the school, Pastor Paul Abaidoo said the academic facility which was established in 1998 has churned out a number of brilliant students.

Pastor Abaidoo said in the 2011- 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examinations the school scored100 per cent pass.

He said the school has a modern computer laboratory connected to the internet to facilitate the teaching and learning of Information, Communication and Technology.

Pastor Abaidoo said, among the laurels of the school was in 2013, when the students were among the first 20 out of 600 in a Best Mathematician Competition organised by Prymage Consultancy Limited.