The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly (ESMA), Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba together with the Municipal Education Director, Mr. Patrick Ofori and some official from ESMA visited some basic schools in the municipality to mark ‘My First Day at School’
The visit was to interact and welcome fresh pupils entering basic school, to share his experiences, encourage and present some stationary and other related gifts as part of efforts to help sustain and further boost their interest in schooling.
Some schools the team visited included the Ejura Model Primary School, Bayere Nkwanta Basic and Junior High and Ahenboboano M/A Primary School.
As part of the ESMA’s vision to promote education, the Municipal Chief Executive distributed sandals, exercise books, sets of pencils, erasers, pack of crayons and sharper to over 100 pupils to aid in their learning process and also distributed fruit juice and biscuits to boost their excitement towards school and formally welcome them.
Hon. Bamba noted that it was a national policy for government officials and senior members of society to visit kids on their first day at school.
He expressed excitement towards the pupils’ preparedness to school and assured them of the Assembly’s assistance and encouraged the pupils to be punctual at school.
“I am here toddy to see how you are faring and to give you more than one special gift. Next time when I come here, I will give much more gifts so it means that you have to come to school every day,”
The MCE reiterated government’s commitment in ensuring higher educational standards by encouraging children to take their education seriously and also to remove all barriers in education such as fees, feeding, school uniforms and other educational materials.
He added that, since government was trying largely to cover some of these barriers, parents should have the confidence and interest to send their children to school and that no parent should have an excuse of not sending their children to school.
At the Bayere Nkwanta Basic and Junior High School, He interact with both parents and teachers of the school and used the opportunity to inform the parents that his office has awarded a school feeding program to the school and in a few days’ time, students will start enjoying benefits of the program
He also advised the children to take their learning seriously, so they can become our future leaders.
The Municipal Education Director, Mr Patrick Ofori thanked headteacher and his staff and also advised the teachers to teach and protect the children well since they are the country’s future.
The Head teachers of the various schools expressed appreciation to the MCE and his team and asked for more support.