The Abeka “2” Junior High School in Accra has held its 2nd graduation and open day, on the theme: “Ensuring peace and tolerance in election 2012; A prerequisite for Ghana’s educational advancement”.
In an address read for her, the Deputy Director of Education, Mrs Beatrice Mwinde Kuuzume, suggested that schools should be sited far away from drinking bars, video game centres and internet cafes, to prevent school children from visiting such places during classes hours.
She called on parents and the community to co-operate to eliminate social practices detrimental to their children’s educational advancement.
Mrs Kuuzume made the children aware that “discipline is a key component of education” and urged them to listen to instructions from their teachers.
At the ceremony, the Chief of Fadama, Reindwan Abbass, advised the graduands to take their studies very serious, and desist from peer influences with the tendency of undermining their future prospects.
“I suggest to parents, teachers and guardians to unite and map out strategies to address various challenges hindering our efforts at providing standard and quality education for our wards,” he added.
“let me use this opportunity to advise parents and guardians to instil discipline and proper upbringing, as well as patriotism in our pupils and the youth who are the future leaders of our great nation because charity begins at home.” he stressed.
In an address, the Executive Director of Positive Mindset International, Mr Albert Forson, appealed to the government and donors to resource the National Commission for Civic Education to educate the citizenry, especially the youth, on cultural and moral values to make them responsible, self reliant and patriotic .