The Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur has entreated stakeholders in the educational sector to up their game in ensuring that students get the best from the teaching and learning process.
Education, he explains is the source of social mobility in the country and therefore a lot of investment must be made in that sector in guaranteeing the best of future for students in the country especially at the basic schools.
Speaking at the Methodist ‘B’ Basic School, his alma mater in Cape Coast, he urged parents to support teachers in the transformational process of their wards.
This he said, would make such kids meaningful in the future rather than engaging in petty squabbles with the teachers and also denying their wards of the necessities needed in the teaching and learning process.
He further urged teachers to give their best on the job as the country is counting on them for the grooming of the next generation of leaders who will take the country steps higher in its development quest.
Ultimate News’ Baah Acheamfuor reports that, he assured that government will play its role in providing the needed infrastructure and social intervention packages needed to cushion parents in the training of their wards in school.
Vice President indicated that such social intentions should not make parents relax in the performance of their duties towards their kids.
He believes it is wrong for some parents to shift all responsibilities on government.
‘The true essence of educational interventions which mostly are in the form of subsidies is to cushion parents and not to render them irresponsible in the discharge of their duties toward their wards. The era of parents reneging in providing for their kids especially their educational needs should be a thing of the past so that the future of such kids would not be bleak,’ he advised.
He donated computers, books and a cash price of Ghc10,000 in support of an ICT laboratory construction.