President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Kormantse near Saltpond in the Central Region, Rev Prof Kwesi Kyereko, has advised graduands of the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to stay focus, marry their books and try to avoid all forms of immoral behaviours which could affect their upbringing.
“My only advice to the young BECE graduands is that they ought to be first and foremost, God-fearing and devote time to marry the books,” he said, adding that “there is wisdom in their books”, and, this is the way forward towards laying solid foundation in life.”
Speaking in an interview with journalists, Rev Prof Kyereko also charged parents and guardians to monitor the conduct of their children while at home and endeavour to provide them with their basic requirements.
“It behoves parents to ensure that their children’s basic necessities are provided timeously, he averred, saying “its a prerequisite towards efforts at reshaping the moral character of the child.”
Prof Kyereko took a swipe on those unscrupulous parents who sometimes spent lavishly on immaterial things at the expense of their own children’s education and asked them to turn a new leave.
“They must rather invest in their wards to secure their own future.
For his part, Principal Accountant of the Seminary, Dr Justice Bene Danquah, also emphasised the need for parents to fulfill their moral responsibility and try to complement efforts aimed at reshaping the moral character of their children.
He advised the BECE graduands to be respectful and assist their parents while waiting for their results.
That, he said, would encourage parents to do more in furthering the education of their children when they excel.
Dr Danquah also advised those who could not further their education after the BECE not to rest on their oars but undergo apprenticeship to earn a skill to become a professionals, saying “After all, education itself is not an end, but it serves as a means to an end.”
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU