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Parents, teachers must work for quality education — G.B.K. Owusu

BY: Samuel K. Obour

Ms Gloria Adzamli, a board member, presents a certificate to Nana Yaa.Parents and teachers have been urged to team up to offer quality education, not only to their respective communities but to the nation at large.

Mr G.B.K.Owusu, a media consultant, who gave the advice, said quality education was the key to success in every endeavour, and that parents and teachers must  support it.

He was speaking at the second graduation of Faith Presbyterian Basic School at Madina Estate, a suburb in Accra.

According to the media consultant, educating a child was neither the sole responsibility of the teacher nor parent, but a joint effort of all the stakeholders.

He advised teachers to teach pupils with new teaching materials and illustrations in addition to encouraging the children to show interest in modern technologies, especially the computer.

Mr Owusu cautioned teachers to exhibit professionalism and avoid the habit of ignoring children with lower abilities.

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He appealed to teachers to occasionally invite parents to discuss the performance of their children and lamented the rampant speaking of ‘pidgin English’.

He advised teachers not to speak ‘pidgin English’ when communicating with the children, but rather, they should insist on the correct use of words and pronunciations.

While appealing to the school board to provide the necessary motivation that would boost the morale of the teachers, Mr Owusu also suggested that parents must provide the needs of their children on time.

Mr Owusu also said parents must show love, affection and concern for their children’s academic activities.

The headteacher, Miss Cynthia Darko, assured parents that the teachers would do their best to maintain the high standard of education in the school.

“Apart from the impressive educational standard, we devote time to teach them the Word of God and the legendary Presbyterian discipline,” she added.

Mr F.M.K.  Ashie, who chaired the occasion, advised parents not to allow their children to watch indecent films.