The Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has encouraged basic school kids to cultivate the habit of always being in school.
This, he noted would ensure they become better and useful people in future.
Addressing the kids whose ages ranged between 4 and 8 at five schools in Manhyia South in the company of some UNICEF officials, the Minister noted that education presents the best of chances to become useful human beings.
The Minister also used the now christened ‘My first day at School’ tour to distribute hand wallets and books to the kids at the schools visited including Afia Kobia Serwaah Ampem basic, Konadu Yiadom basic, Dechemso MA basic, St Joseph’s Experimental Basic and New Tafo Basic Schools in the Manhyia South community.
”It’s a good feeling seeing these kids turn up impressively at the very day school is reopening and I am encouraged that as they do so frequently they will grow to become very useful citizens of this country”, Dr NAPO noted.
UNICEF COUNTRY DIRECTOR:
Speaking to the kids at various places visited, Anne-Claire Dufay, Country Director of Unicef said it was important that kids get education at their early years in life.
She therefore noted her delight that the government was committed to giving Ghanaian kids early and quality education.
UNICEF, the Director noted was also determined to partner countries that believe in giving their people quality education.
Education, she noted is the best pivot that helps people to develop their potentials.
On her part, Mary Owusu Achiaw, Regional Education Director encouraged the kids to be punctual at school.
She asked them to show delight in coming to school and learn to read and write.
Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, Ashanti Regional Health Director commended government for the idea of screening kids at the very day school reopened .
This, he noted would bring to light any health challenges the kids may have and also enable doctors to provide the needed assistance to them.
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