The Ellembelle District Assembly in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service marked its annual ceremony dubbed my ‘first day at school’. This is an event held annually, at the beginning of every academic year to welcome children who entered the kindergarten for the first time and those who joined the mainstream school at Basic One within the country.
The event was to motivate first-time attendants to stay in school through the provision of gifts. Items given out to children included toffees, biscuits, drinks, erasers, pencils and books.
To mark the ceremony, the District Chief Executive, Hon Kwasi Bonzoh, the District Education Director, the PRO and other staff from the District Assembly and the Education office toured schools including Esiama Anglican, Anwia Methodist, Asasetre D/A, Awiebo Methodist, Sanzule D/A and Hassaniah Islamic Basic schools among others to mark the event.
At each school visited, the Public Relations officer for GES, the Director of Education and the Hon. District Chief Executive seized the opportunity to address the pupils on the importance of schooling. Children were also motivated to continue attending classes and not just My First Day at School.
Addressing the school audience, the District Chief Executive encouraged the teachers and pupils to freely discharge their educational responsibilities adding that the government in that matter the Assembly would continuously support schools and teachers with all necessary logistics to facilitate teaching and learning.
he encouraged the pupils to take their studies seriously to enable them achieve their dream. Interacting with some of the pupils, they shared their some of their dreams to become nurses, Doctors, police officers, presidents, and among others.
As a way to motivate the first-time attendants and pupils joining the mainstream school at class one, the Hon District Chief Executive presented biscuits and drinks to them.