Parents have been tasked with creating a conducive environment at home for their children, nurturing their love and passion for learning and reading to help produce great future leaders.
This was the advice that the Chairman of the First Sky Group of Companies, Eric Seddy Kutortse gave to parents.
He said this as a guest speaker during the 70th-anniversary celebrations of Kpando Secondary School held on the school premises,
Mr. Kutortse emphasized that active parental involvement in their children’s education, providing support for their academic pursuits, and fostering a love for reading and exploration are essential steps in ensuring quality education.
‘”A parent is undoubtedly the first teacher in a child’s life. I would like to therefore appeal to parents to endeavour to create a conducive environment at home for their children and nurture their love and passion for learning.
“Active involvement of parents in their children’s education, supporting their academic pursuits and fostering their love for reading and exploration are essential steps in ensuring quality education,” Eric Seddy Kutortse said.
Mr Eric Seddy Kutortse said this is a moral obligation to ensure that quality education reaches every child as a basic right.
He added that policymakers and governments have crucial roles in the country to attain the desired quality education.
Mr. Eric Kutortse stated that the role of teachers is fundamental and pivotal in attaining quality education in Ghana. He emphasized that teachers are the ones who foster critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity in students.
For him, it is their responsibility to ensure that education is inclusive, engaging, and empowering for all learners.
Mr. Eric Kutortse commended the old students for their contributions to the development of their alma mater and urged them to do even more to bring further development to the school.
As an old student himself, he suggested the establishment of an infrastructure development fund. In this regard, he proposed that old students contribute GHs100 quarterly, aiming to raise over GHc 40 million in 5 years.
He, however, took the initiative by donating GHS 500,000 as part of the seed fund to motivate others.
The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Charles Evans Apreku, highlighted that the student’s grades have consistently improved over the years, and Kpando Secondary School was recognized as the best SHS in the Volta Region.
Mr. Charles Evans Apreku attributed the improved performance to effective teaching and learning, monitoring, supervision, and discipline.
The Paramount Chief of Kpando, Okpekpewuokpe, Akpinifia Dagadu IX, who chaired the occasion, stated that Kpando Secondary School has been a beacon of hope and opportunity for countless students. The determination and perseverance of the students, teachers, and the community at large have played a crucial role in this.
Okpekpewuokpe, Akpinifia Dagadu IX, emphasized that Kpando Secondary School has significantly contributed to shaping the lives of individuals and has been instrumental in the development of the community.