The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Right Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, has called on parents to pay maximum attention to their wards while at home.
According to him, learning was not only limited to the classroom, therefore, parents should ensure that children take their studies and household chores seriously, stressing, “This is not a play time or time to lose focus and compromise discipline.”
He asked parents to monitor the movements of their children while at home, paying particular attention to the kind of friends they move with, what they eat, and other peer activities they engage in to ensure that they do not contract any disease.
The leader of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana tasked parents and guardians to closely monitor the activities of their children and wards to shield them against bad influences, while ensuring educational investments in them remained a top priority.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Mante was speaking at the dedication of a new school block built by the Group Chairman of the Universal Hospital, Samuel Patrick Oduro, at Boadua in the Denkyembour District of the Eastern Region, under the name Presbyterian Model Senior High School (SHS), Nana Abena Owusua Block.
The state-of-the-arts Nana Abena Owusua I school building, which was named after the late mother of Samuel Patrick Oduro, was handed over to the Presbyterian Church to be used as a model Secondary School.
The Presby Moderator appealed to teachers to be role models, and ensure the provision of a conducive environment for teaching and learning, besides inculcating in the students a sense of responsibility, patriotism, dedication, commitment to duty, and respect for the elderly in society.
He said it was the responsibility of parents and guardians to provide the basic needs of their children and wards, and structure them to be fully integrated into society.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Denkyembour Assembly, Seth Burikorang, commended Samuel Patrick Oduro for his kind gesture, and said admission would start next academy year.
He said previously education in the district was very bad because of the mining activities in the area, but that lately the education standard had improved.
On his part, Mr. Samuel Patrick Oduro admonished parents to take their wards’ education seriously to ease their growth in the future.