Kyiren Nkwanta (C/R), Sept. 6, GNA – Mrs Grace Adzo Obodai, Acting Director of Education, Gomoa West District, has urged district assemblies to create space for kindergartens in the new buildings they build for primary schools.
She expressed serious concern about some structures being used to accommodate kindergartens in the area and said they were nothing to write home about.
Mrs Obodai gave the advice when she led a team from the Gomoa West District Assembly and the District Directorate of Education to visit schools to welcome new pupils into kindergartens and primary class one.
The team comprised Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, District Chief Executive and Mr Anthony Eyiah-Quansah, Presiding Member and other high ranking officials from the Assembly and the District Directorate.
The children were presented with exercise books, pencils, fruit drinks and biscuits to entice them to feel at home and also taste their first day in school.
Mr Aidoo-Mensah appealed to school authorities to intensify announcements on the date of re-opening of schools when the time was drawing nearer to serve as reminder to parents and the children to prepare towards it.
The DCE expressed government's appreciation to the teachers in the area for their hard work despite the challenges they encountered and assured them of the Assembly's determination to provide their needs including infrastructure, books and quarters to make their work enjoyable.
He urged teachers to regard children entrusted into their care as their own and take very good care of them.
Mr Aidoo-Mensah noted with concern how some parents neglect their children and appealed to them not to allow acquisition of wealth to take precedence over the welfare and education of their wards.
He asked children to take their education serious to enable them to become good assets in future.