By Lord de-Graft
Akrofufu (E/R), Feb. 7, GNA – Mr Edward Fordwour, Director of Blue Star Preparatory School, has called on parents and guardians to sacrifice their personal comforts and invest in the education of their children.
He said this is important as the pre-school stage is the most critical period of a child’s education.
Speaking to journalists at the school about the school’s on-going work on a three - classroom block, Mr Fordwour said, ‘education brings progress and development’.
He said the construction of the estimated GHC 82,000.00 block would provide a congenial atmosphere for teaching and learning, at Akrofufu in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region,
Mr Fordwour said “the children are in the formative stage and parental involvement in their upbringing is the key to the success of every child’s education”.
He called on parents to supplement the efforts of school teachers in the education and bringing up of their children.
Mr Fordwour said education is expensive and there is the need for parents to spend quality time with their children in their studies.
He told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that management of the school has drawn a plan to boost enrolment, rehabilitate some of the infrastructure, acquire a school bus and recruit additional human resource to enhance the school’s managerial performance.
The Blue Star School has a pre-school and has acquired a parcel of land for its Junior High School level and staff quarters.
The proprietor asked the authorities of the School Feeding Programme (SFP) to extend the programme to the private schools to help boost enrolment, since the main aim of the SFP is to augment the efforts of “poor parents”.
Mr Fordwour said the SFP is urgently needed in deprived communities so that more would be motivated to come to the classroom.
Some members of the School Management Committee (SMC) and the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) appealed to Ghana Cement Limited (GHACEM) to assist the school with bags of cement to enable the school to complete the JHS project.