Mamponteng (Ash), July 27, GNA – Mrs. Christiana Abrefi-Ampeh, Kwabre East District Education Director, says the free feeding and other interventions by government should not make parents dodge their responsibilities to towards children.
The one hot meal a day, alongside free distribution of school uniforms, shoes and books, were meant to give them some cushion and should not become an excuse by anybody to run away from their duties as parents.
She was speaking at forum held at Mamponteng to discuss effective ways of addressing challenges affecting the development of education in the area.
It brought together traditional and religious leaders, assembly members, teachers and parents.
Mrs. Abrefi-Ampeh stated that children’s education was a shared responsibility and therefore it was important for all stakeholders to accept to play their expected roles well.
That, she said, was the way forward, to ensure quality and raise performance.
The Education Director encouraged parents to strengthen their communication with children to get to know their problems and deal with these.
She said this would help to shield them for bad peer influence.
Mr. Iddrisa Adams, the District Chief Executive, repeated the government’s determination to create the right conditions for effective teaching and learning.
Nana Kwaku Boateng, Chairman of the District PTA Council, urged parents to put premium on girl-child education.