The Chairman of the Dormaa Municipal Local Council of Churches, Rev John Felix Kwaku Yeboah, has urged parents to ensure that their children acquire good training and education so that they can become responsible adults.
He said children were assets from God and, therefore, it was the responsibility of parents to help them develop properly.
Rev. Yeboah, who is also the Head Pastor of the Faith Assemblies of God Church at Dormaa Ahenkro, pointed out the need for parents to educate their children in a sermon to climax the church's youth week celebrations.
He urged churches to promote love, unity, peace and understanding among the people to ensure peace and stability for national development.
Rev Yeboah advised the youth against sexual promiscuity, alcoholism, prostitution, armed robbery and drug abuse, among other vices that could affect their development.
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He expressed concern about the high dropout rate of girls after junior high school (JHS) education and called on the government to make girl-child education a priority in the country's development agenda.
He urged parents to co-operate with teachers to improve the academic performance of their children, supervise their studies at home and pay regular visits to their children’s schools to know their performance.
Rev Yeboah said many children of school age were roaming the streets of some major cities in the country instead of being in the classroom, “because their parents cannot afford to put them in school.”
By Samuel Duodu/Daily Graphic/Ghana