Thomas Owusu Ansah, DCE for Ahafo Ano South-East
PARENTS AND guardians have been tasked to actively support government in diverse ways to help promote quality education in the country.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South-East in the Ashanti Region, Thomas Owusu Ansah, has made the passionate appeal.
He says ensuring quality education should be a shared responsibility between the government, school authorities, teachers and parents.
The government, Owusu Ansah pointed out, is working through the education ministry to adequately improve the standards of education.
He particularly lauded government’s efforts to improve the lives of teachers and non-teaching staff so they can deliver at their best levels.
However, the DCE reiterated that without the active support of parents and guardians, the government’s tireless efforts and good plans will be in vain.
Owusu Ansah made the observation when he met the executives of Parents Association of Basic Schools in his district at Adugyama on Tuesday.
He also urged parents to periodically visit schools and verify how their children are faring, motivate teachers and also assess conditions of schools.
The DCE presented 300 sets of chop boxes, mattresses and others items to students who excelled in the last Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in his district.
Owusu Ansah assured of his readiness to provide the needed support to members of the association to help them in discharging their core mandate.
On his part, Thomas Ntim, the Chairman of the Association, pledged that his group will team up with the DCE to help promote quality education.
Thomas Ntim was accompanied by Joseph Nyantakyi, Vice Chairman, James Okyere, Secretary, and Gyaboode Gouba, Assistant Secretary.
Also present were Stephen Amponsah, Organiser and Osei Owusu, Chaplain.
By I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr