The Chief Executive Officer of GAM-ANK Group Limited, Dr Samuel Ankrah, has called on public and private school owners in the country to continue to invest in the right infrastructure to create a conducive environment for children to learn.
He also called for continuous improvement in the knowledge of teachers to enable them to deliver the right training for the children who have been tagged as future leaders.
Mr Ankrah made the call at the 25th anniversary celebration of Mount Olivet Methodist Church at Dansoman in Accra at the weekend.
He donated a cheque for GH¢10,000 to help the school to provide quality teaching and learning materials for the schoolchildren.
Mr Ankrah explained that one of the cardinal pointers for children to learn was when they found themselves in a motivating and attractive environment.
“Once they have a good environment, they will learn hard and this comes about when they are housed in a good infrastructure”, he added.
Dr Ankrah said investing in infrastructure should be a continuous process and urged school owners not to allow that to be lost on them for the sake of the children they impart knowledge to.
Role of teachers
He stressed the need for teachers to constantly improve themselves to enable them to gain the knowledge to impact in the children under their care.
“Teachers should be well educated, passionate, have empathy for the children”, he added and urged school authorities to ensure that they allocated some funds for that purpose.
Mr Ankrah said “Children should not be rushed above their pace so no one child is left behind.”
He said many times children have been pushed to do what their minds have not yet been developed for and noted that such a move was dangerous for the child’s development.
Parents must do more
Dr Samuel Ankrah, also called on parents to desist from investing their time and resources on things which do not benefit the education prospect of their children.
“Education is the one of the best means through which people can be emancipated from oppression, hence parent must give priority to the education of their children,” he said.