The Deputy Minister for Education, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa,last-Tuesday,has reiterated to the fact that government’s readiness to promoting and encouraging girl-child education in order to eradicating teenage pregnancy in the educational system.
He stressing that the educational system over the pass years had not been possible because most girls drop out of school before reaching the level of completion or getting themselves into unwanted pregnant.
Mr Ablakwa who made these known when he was interacting with the newly pupils of the ASHMA 1 & 2 Basic Schools, Ashiaman No. 4 A&B Basic School and Blessed Clementina Roman Catholic Basic School, at the Ashiaman Metropolis.
A visit which forms part of the government intervention to off-loading parents beding?My First Day at School? programme initiated by the auspices of Ministry of Education where new pupils are welcomed into the academic environment.
The tour was also to encourage children who have been admitted to school for the first time to remain in the classroom and urge them to submit to discipline and remain respectful in order to become productive instrument in the society.
Girl-child education is one of the priority to the socio-economic development of the country, Mr Ablakwa said, and also urged the pupils to take their studies seriously in order to achieved their goals.
He also appealed to teachers not to relent in their efforts but work harder to bring out the best of the children, for national development.
The Deputy Minister, who later distributed school uniforms, pencils, exercise books, erasers, cups, and toffees to newly enrolled kindergarten and primary one pupil, also appealed to parents to show concern about the educational needs of their children.
He advised the children to obey their teachers and pay attention to lessons, adding that through that they shall enable them to be come future leaders of these great country.
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