From Samuel Duodu, Bodaa
The Omanhene of Awasu Traditonal Area (Dwenem), Nana Bofo-Bene has urged parents to reduce the high expenditure on funeral activities and use their resources to invest in the education of their children.
This he said will enable them to rise higher on the academic ladder and grow to become responsible citizens in future.
He also warned students against the way they used mobile phones during the free night calls instead of using that period to study.
Nana Bofo-Bene, who is also an Assistant Director of Education at the Sunyani Municipal Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), said this at the inauguration of the Bodaa Students’ Union at Bodaa in the Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
He said, education was the key to the development of every society and therefore urged parents to provide their children with the necessary basic needs to sustain their interest in school and to complement the efforts of the government.
Nana Bofo-Bene, who chaired the occasion, said “Shame unto the child who does not do better than his father” and therefore admonished the students to be law abiding and desist from engaging in anti-social activities such as engaging in violent demonstrations, which affect smooth academic work.
The Jaman South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Julius Atta Bediako, urged students to be law abiding and lead lives worthy of emulation to encourage their parents to help them to further their education.
Mr Francis Apraku Ankamah, the Life Patron of the Students Union, advised the students to respect their parents, teachers and opinion leaders wherever they might be and expressed regret about the poor standard of female education in the district as a result of teenage pregnancies.
The President of the Union, Mr Nyamekye Sly-Castro, said their objectives include to promote education and fight against illiteracy and ignorance on the part of the town, foster close relationship among all students of Bodaa and non-students of the town.