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Regional News of Sunday, 1 July 2012

Source: GNA

Parental neglect, cause of youth in violence – MP

Mr. Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central has noted that the cause of a section of the youth being prone to violence is because of lack of parental care.

He said most parents leave their children to do whatever pleases them leading them to the mercy of peer influence and anti-social vices.

Mr. Chaie made the observation during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hope in Christ School at Lartebiokorshie in Accra at the weekend with a graduation ceremony at the sideline.

Mr. Chaie said “If parents would spend their time with their children by helping them to solve their home work, household tasks, teach them good morals and attend church services with them, much of the youth engaged in violence issues would have been solved.”

He said government alone could not solve all the problems that bedevil the educational sector hence the need for stakeholders to get involved.

He said problems inhibiting the successful delivery of education such as insufficient infrastructure are being tackled seriously to ensure that no one become a liability in the society even if he or she failed to make the necessary grades.

The MP said it was for this reason that government had initiated vocational and skills training education such as Local Enterprise Development Programme to ensure that the youth become employable.

He said government had done a lot to enhance educational delivery in the Ablekuma Central, citing the construction of more schools in the constituency and the distribution of free exercise books and uniforms to children at the basic level.

A total of 20 Junior High School students were awarded certificates for their academic excellence and neatness among other considerations.

Mr. Ben Asamoah, Director of the School said, “We are delighted and share the honour and glory with you and assure you of our continuous support for you to always succeed in your genuine efforts to ensure that children in Ablekuma Central get a better education.”

He entreated the JHS students to learn had to become useful citizens in future.**

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