By: Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa and officials from the regional education directorate among others have embarked on a day’s tour to some selected schools in some districts in the region to welcome newcomers to the schools.
The day, ‘My First Day at school’ was used to usher into class one, pupils from kindergarten and to welcome new entrants into the kindergarten.
Schools visited included Ziavi Adukofe Basic School, Ho Municipality, Dzolo Gborgame E.P Basic School, Ho West District, Takuve Basic School, Agortime Ziope District, and Adaklu Wayanu Basic School in the Adaklu District.
The visit which took place on Monday, September 17 also saw the Volta Regional Minister, the Volta Regional Education Director, the Ho Municipal Education Director, Ho Central Municipal Chief Executive and their entourage distribute 25 free school uniforms to kindergarten pupils of Ziavi Adukofe Basic School in the Ho Municipality.
IZWE Savings and Loans as a way of supporting the event, distributed 135 exercise books, 9 mathematical sets, and 9 pens to some selected pupils of the Ziavi Adukofe Basic School.
Packs of ‘Kalypo’ drinks were also distributed to all new entrants of the various schools.
The distribution was intended to whip up the interest of pupils (the new ones) in education and to motivate other children of school going age in the area to be in school.
Addressing pupils of the schools visited, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is committed to seeing every child of school going age in school noting that it was the reason government had implemented the free education policy to ensure children from poor homes do not stay at home because of money.
He called on parents to support the efforts of government by providing the needs of their children and encouraging them to aspire to achieve their dreams.
The Volta Regional Director of Education, Enyonam Afi Amafugah commended the teachers for their good work and encouraged them to continue to prepare the pupils for a better future.
Head teachers of some of the schools visited lamented the lack of ICT lab, school library, and bungalow for teachers which they said were affecting teaching and learning in the schools and appealed to the authorities for support.