The academic and moral training of children should not be the responsibility of teachers alone and needs the full co-operation of parents and all other stakeholders.
Mr. Alex Kyeremeh, Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, said this at the inauguration of a block of six classrooms with office, store, library, staff common room, urinal and toilets for the Roman Catholic Primary School at Tuobodom in the municipality.
The project, estimated at GHC 75,546.45, was financed by the assembly through the GETFund.
Mr. Kyeremeh said over the years the tax system took account of a small section of the population but the positive result of the introduction of the Value Added Tax had significantly propelled the education sector.
He advised parents to take pride in their children "who are the embodiment of the country's heritage" and it was imperative each member of the community became conscious of his or her responsibility towards the proper upbringing of children.
Mr. Kyeremeh urged parents to enrol their children in schools and to encourage them, stressing that the provision of the school block would not achieve the desired impact if the pupils failed to patronize it.
He said about six million Euros would be spent on the provision of pipe borne water to the people at Tuobodom.
Mr. Appiah Kusi, the Assistant Municipal Director of Education, appealed to traditional authorities to support teachers posted to rural areas.
Mr. Joseph Amankwah, the head teacher, said the school begun in 1997 with 181 pupils but had increased to 763 due to the capitation grant and the school feeding programme.
He appealed to the municipal assembly to provide the school with dual desks, potable water, text books for the library and computers.
Nana Obeng Ameyaw Barimah, chief of Tuobodom, who presided, called on parents to educate their children to study at home and study instead of roaming in the streets.
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