Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has led a team from the Ghana Education Service (GES) and UNICEF on a “My First Day at School” tour in seven kindergartens in the Manhyia South constituency in the Ashanti region, where they welcomed the new entrants.
As the new academic year begun for basic schools across the country, the Education Minister encouraged teachers to make learning enjoyable for the children and to create a safe environment where the children can develop and thrive to realize their full potential.
The tour preceded the national launch of UNICEF’s Right Age of Enrollment Campaign where parents, guardians and other stakeholders are encouraged to enroll their 4 year-olds in kindergartens to ensure that they climb the academic ladder and enter the job market while their still in their prime, to contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation.
“I was happy to see parents walking their children to school and how happy the pupils were with our small gifts of play-learning materials.
“I hope they remain motivated to stay in school and parents support them as they benefit from the Free Compulsory Basic Education the constitution guarantees,” Dr. Opoku Prempeh said.