An Educationist and former Headmaster of Sogakope Senior High School (SOGASCO), Mr. Kwame Tawiah Agor, has stressed the need for parents to invest massively in the education of their children to prepare them adequately to face the future with confidence.
Mr. Agor said education was the only tool that could be used to transform lives, and adequately prepare children to become responsible adults in future, therefore, parents should regard investment in the education of their wards as the best legacy they could leave for them.
He was speaking on the theme: “Transforming Lives Through Education, Preparing Lives for Tomorrow” at the first Speech and Prize Giving Day of Inheritance School at Kpetoe in the Agortime-Ziope District of the Volta Region.
Mr. Agor emphasised that the provision of holistic, accessible and quality education should be seen as the only way to transforming lives to ensure that the youth would be prepared sufficiently to become responsible adults in future.
He also asked the pupils and students to take their lessons seriously, and refrain from practices likely to affect their education, which would endanger their future.
The Educationist stressed the importance of children to respect their parents and teachers, to enable them to provide their needs and impart knowledge to them, which was key to their future development, and added that pupils and students should work hard to justify the investment parents were making in them.
The Proprietor of Inheritance School, Mr. Anthony Agbovi, said the school, which was established in 2015, was adjudged the Best Basic School in the Agortime-Ziope District, in terms of academic performance at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr. Agbovi said the vision of the school was to be the best in the district, and among the best five in the country, as education was the bedrock of development, therefore the Inheritance School was committed to provide the best education to children as they were being prepared to face the future with sureness.
The Headmaster of Inheritance School, Mr. Michael Semanu Owusu, announced that the school had a total population of 427, made up of 217 boys and 210 girls and 20 teachers, and urged stakeholders to live up to their responsibilities to sustain the progress made so far.
The Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Mr Bright K. Egbenu lauded the efforts of the management of the school and also commended teachers for their hard work which had distinguished the school as the best in the district, and pledged on behalf of parents to contribute meaningfully towards development of the school.
A total of 12 pupils, students, teachers and non-teaching staff who distinguished themselves received citations, textbooks and cash as their awards.