Regional News of Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Madam Doris Darimani, Private Schools Coordinator of the Ga West District of the Ghana Education Service, has said it is important for parents to make the education of the child a priority.
She said quality education was the greatest assert parents could offer their children adding that there should be no excuse why children should be left out of school.
Madam Darimani made the call at the 10th anniversary celebration of California Star School Complex over the weekend in Accra.
The event was on the theme: “Ten years of Discipline and Academic Excellence” “Many parents complain of lack of money to support their children in school yet some could go to any length to buy ceremonial clothes for all occasions, as seen during funerals,” she said.
Madam Darimani advised students to be selective in the friends they associate themselves with since their choice could negatively or positively influence their lifestyles both at home and at school.
Dr. Lawrencia Serwaa Manu, of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, urged teachers and parents to inculcate discipline in children to ensure that educational standards were maintained.
“Teachers must also entreat them to be serious in all subjects to enable them prepare themselves well for responsible professions in future,” he said. Dr. Manu tasked students to develop a winning attitude, desire to succeed and be honest in their pursuit for excellence.
Mr. Edward K. Manu, Proprietor of the School, appealed to government to extend the capitation grant to cover the private schools since it could contribute immensely to the development of that sector.
He said the school since its inception in 2002 had chalked many successes with excellent grades by students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination saying “this year a total of 57 students were presented and all of them have gained admission into Senior High Schools”.
Mr. Manu said the school had also been supporting brilliant but needy students, with 15 current beneficiaries, calling on churches, benevolent organisations to come to the assistance some of these children in the school.
He said the School also needed a library for effective teaching and enhanced learning for staff and students.