The Deputy Minister for Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, has advised parents not to deny their children access to education no matter the circumstances they may find themselves in.
He explained that irrespective of the kind of work they do and the kind of conditions they may find themselves in, there should be no reason to prevent their wards from accessing education which is the key to their future.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour praised the area’s chiefs and people for their roles in leading to the maintenance of peace over the years and urged them to continue living in harmony with one another.
He assured the people of the government’s commitment to partner with all stakeholders in the country towards the development of the country through education.
The Deputy Minister announced that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government would continue to work hard to ensure that all children of school-going age benefitted from education.
“The government desires that both children of the rich and the poor would both have equal access to education hence the various interventions to ensure that all children had access to education irrespective of ethnic, political, or religious affiliation.”
He also appealed to all parents to strive to complement the government to ensure that their children stayed in school till they completed by providing them with their basic needs like bags, and clothing among others.
Rev. Fordjour made these observations at a durbar during the Gomoa Akropong No. 2 annual Akwambo festival in the Gomoa Central District of the Central region.
The durbar was to climax week-long activities to celebrate their annual Akwambo festival by the chiefs and people of the area.
The event which had the theme “working together to seek peace and development for Akropong No. 2” brought together people from all walks of life including chiefs from the community.
Adding his voice to the call, Nana Agyarko Akyen II, Mankrado of Gomoa Akropong, charged the chiefs and people of the area to prioritise education in all that they do since that was the legacy every parent can bequeath to their children.
He charged the youth to have good role models and work hard towards attaining higher laurels like them or even beyond.
He also used to opportunity to donate 15 hand dryers, 10 wall dryers, and 15 sewing machines to the youth to help them learn the skills for self-employment.