Mr Stephen Karson, an educationist speaking at the event, advised parents to frequently check on the activities their children engage in, as well as guide them on decision-making to enable them become responsible citizens of Ghana.
“The best way to raise and build leadership skills in our children is to give them quality and effective education. We must also try and provide them with the materials that will help them to learn faster to be able to face future challenges,” he said.
He said it is important that parents make the education of their children a priority; since they are the future leaders of the nation.
He advised them to correct their children when they go wrong, encourage them to build on their talents and also praise them when they become successful in an activity.
Mr Tony Goodman, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, who was the guest speaker, mentioned that “the area of Anyaa has always been recorded to be one of the places disposed to cholera in the Greater Accra Region.”
“I will, therefore, plead with parents to be very careful with this by making sure you and your children wash your hands very well with soap under running water before eating, and also eat warm food,” he added.
Mr Goodman also educated mothers on the need to seek early medical attention during pregnancy.
“This is because most maternal mortality cases recorded in Ghana are as a result of many mothers not attending their antenatal checkup,” he said.
Madam Beatrice Adoh, Headmistress and Proprietress of Platinum Montessori School, in her welcome address expressed pleasure in supporting the community through education for development.
She revealed that the school participated in the 2015 Western Union MoneyGram Back to School Essay Writing competition and became successful.
“Out of the 293 students who participated in the national competition, I am glad to inform you that we won the third position and this tells us we are already prepared for the first position in the next completion and other national and even international competitions in future,” she said.
She said the school, since its establishment in 2010 had trained more than 350 children who continue to excel in their activities where ever they found themselves.
The occasion was witnessed eminent personalities such as the Chief of Ablekuma Nii Larbi Mensah IV and other traditional rulers in the area.
The pupils put up various performances at the ceremony such as poetry recitals, fashion shows, cultural display, choreography and a cadet parade.
More than 50 students from pre-school to the junior high school received prizes for excellent performances in their academics.
Source: GNA/News Ghana