MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) of Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region, Mr Simon Kwaku Tetteh, has stepped up efforts to educate pupils in basic schools in the municipality on rising phenomenon of kidnapping, defilement and armed robbery cases in the country.
Mr Tetteh, who is passionate about children’s development, therefore, cautioned the pupils to be cautious of strange people.
“I want to advise you that do you not accept gifts or talk to strangers either home or in schools,” the MCE gave this foregoing advice when he visited some basic schools in the municipality in commemoration of ” My First Day At School” initiated by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
He tasked all the head teachers and teachers in the schools within his municipality to be extra-vigilant with the movement of their pupils.
He emphasised the need for the teachers to monitor the movement of the children, especially the ones in the lower classes, urging them to report any suspicions incident to the appropriate authorities within the shortest possible time.
The MCE also charged parents to cooperate and work in the interest of the well-being of their children.
According to him, the future of the children depended largely on both parents and teachers, hence the need for them to take a coordinating approach to help nurture and groom the country’s children to ensure that they become good and responsible citizens.
Mr Tetteh and his entourage interacted with new entrants, teachers and parents who had accompanied their wards to school. The team also distributed school uniforms, various presents including biscuits, fruits drinks and boxes of assorted education materials and play toys among others.
The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Agnes Akwely Attipoe, expressed delight in the turnout in the schools, and urged the teachers to give off their best.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU