Some parents of Manya Jorpanya in the Eastern Region have been advised to take the education of their wards with all the seriousness it deserves than spending on funerals.
This was made known at an event held at the community by a non-governmental organisation, Readbook Library, as pupils of the Manya Jorpanya D/A Basic School and Kordiabe RC School last week had their end-of-term celebrations taken to another level.
The over 600 pupils took part in all sort of activities including spelling bee, dancing, cooking and singing competitions.
Speaking at the event, the queenmother of Manya Jorpanya, Nana Ayerkor Blemayoo II, said that the time has come for parents to take full responsibility of their children’s education.
“The truth is that one cannot do away with education considering its enormous benefits to oneself and his/her society. In this light, it is prudent we don’t spend all our earnings on funeral while our children wallow in abject poverty in school,” she said.
Nana Ayerkor Blemayoo II charged the pupils to read wide especially as they go on vacation, adding that teachers must not relinquish their call to bring out the best in their students.
The Chief of Manya Jorpanya, Dr. Nene Tei Djahene Korabo IV, also advised the pupils to be obedient to their parents and take their studies seriously.
Readbook Library was founded by Miriam Osei-Agyeman of 3FM and Isaac Kwadwo Asare.
The event was supported by Ghana Association of Writers, Ghana Book Trust, Aabok Publications, Indomie Noodles, Rabotec, NaaViq Company Ltd, Icaan Brand, Events and Innovations with media partners including TV3, 3FM and Onua FM.
By Solomon Mensah|3FM|3news.com|Ghana