Residents at Avenor, a suburb of Accra, have expressed concern about the children in the community walking distances to attend classes at Adabraka, Nima and New Town because there is no school in the area.
Consequently, they have called for the continuation of work on the school project, which was halted about 10 years ago to save the children from the ordeal.
Mr Alfred A. Adjei, the Assemblyman for Avenor Electoral Area, made this known to the Ghana News Agency during the Inter Sub Community Quiz Competition held at the weekend for students in the community.
It was supported by Absolute Community Network (ABCONET), a community-based organisation.
The competition saw Manmomo, a locality at Avenor Electoral Area, emerging as the overall winner while Kwadjoman, Otaten and Caprice placed second, third and fourth respectively.
Mr Adjei appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to turn the abandoned school project at Avenor into one of the Millennium Schools to give the place a face-lift.
He called on the people to maintain the unity and peace that prevail in the community to create conducive environment for investors for job opportunities.
He gave the assurance that he would try to provide the school but warned that the Government would not tolerate indiscipline in the area, which would slow down development.
Mrs Ama Dankwa Konadu, the Chief Executive Officer of ABCONET, told the GNA that the education of the children was crucial to the nation’s development, especially the girl-child, hence the need for parents to take proper care of them.
She advised parents to make the upbringing of their girls a priority and be responsible for their educational and others needs to enable them to realise their aspirations.
Mr Aaron Pornorty, the Quiz Master, urged the students to work towards achieving academic excellence because that was one surest way through which they could make an impact in life.
He advised the students who participated in the competition to take their studies seriously because it was the bedrock of progress.
Mr Pornorty appealed to parents to invest in their children’s education to help build the nation.