THE SUNYANI Municipal Chief Executive, Kwasi Oppong Ababio, has called on teachers to stop doing politics in the classroom and concentrate on their core duties as spelt out by their employers.
According to him, politics had become so dirty that people used every opportunity they got to talk about it.
He made the statement when he spoke at the Sunyani Urban Council School during ‘My First Day at School’ where over 50 children were admitted into the school.
He admonished the teachers to take the children as their own and treat them well so they would be happy in school. He bemoaned the using of canes on the young children, as it drove them away from school. The MCE warned the senior students who had turned themselves into teachers and parents no to bully the young ones.
Mr. Oppong promised them that the government was going to give them laptops to make it easier for them to study ICT in school.
Addressing the gathering, the Municipal Director of Education, Rev. Timothy Kankam Dwumfour, noted that ‘My First Day at School’ was to serve as reminder to the children on their first day at school and how they were treated.
According to him, if their first day was not a happy one, they would find it difficult continue to come to the school, hence the instituting of the day. He advised parents to take good care of their children since they were the future leaders of the country. He expressed worry about the way parents treated children who attended public schools and called on them to change their ways.
Some parents who brought their children to the school for the first time expressed their joy over the headmaster and teachers’ reception.
The parents entreated the teachers to treat their children well, promising to do everything possible to help the teachers.
The PTA Chairman for the school, Twumasi Ankrah, promised that the association would do everything possible to make the school one of the first class public schools in the region. He thanked the Rotary Club for building a fence wall around the school as well as a modern toilet and mechanized bore-hole water.
Mr. Twumasi reminded government that the school was still waiting for the establishment of a junior high school department to make it complete.
Source: Vivianna Mensah, Sunyani
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