Education

School owners urged to accept views of parents

Julidem Academy
Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah, a Public Relations Officer of Ghana Education Service, has urged school managers to be receptive to divergent views of parents for the growth of their schools.
Speaking at the 4th Graduation and Prize-Giving Day of Julidem Academy, a private basic school at Kasoa, Mr. Anthony Amoah cautioned school managers against extortion and authoritarian tendencies.

Anthony Amoah
Mr. Anthony Amoah
“You (referring to school managers) should regularly organise public sessions, such as Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings, open days and speech days, like what we are witnessing now, to solicit views from parents and stakeholders for the benefit of your own schools and the pupils that you educate”, he said.
Mr. Amoah said there was no need for any school manager to take an offence at, or victimise any child or parent over an issue raised at a PTA meeting and for which they deemed contradictory to their position.
He said one of the ways for the school to perform well was for it to liaise with parents and stakeholders in sharing and adopting useful ideas using dialogue and diplomacy.
Mr. Samuel Duame, the manager of the school, thanked parents for their immense support in educating their children, and added, “We cannot develop as a school without your support and so we appeal to you to continue to support us to train the children”.
He assured that his outfit would ensure that teachers and parents continue to work together for the common good of the school and pupils.
 
By Eric Atsu | Kasoa
 

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