Tema, Jan. 31, GNA - Mr Daniel Titus-Glover, Member of Parliament for Tema East, has advised residents of Tema Manhean not to get pregnant if they know they were not ready to cater for children.
Mr Titus-Glover said it was heartbreaking to see many children roaming aimlessly at the local shore during school hours.
“If we know we are not ready to cater for their education, let’s not worry the children by bringing them into the world”, he stressed.
He gave the advice on Tuesday during the 30th Anniversary launch of El-Shadai School, in Tema Newtown.
He reminded parents and guardians not to see any child as useless but rather give them with the needed education to prepare them for the future.
The MP encouraged parents especially mothers not to spend all their savings on cloths and other material things but rather invest in their children.
He also urged parents to cooperate with teachers by allowing them to discipline and train children.
Nii Adjei Kraku II, Paramount Chief of Tema, chairing the launching, reiterated the need for fisher folks to educate their children noting that poverty could be wiped away from the society through literacy.
Nii Kraku added that the act of fishing could now be studied in school even up to the tertiary level therefore children must not be engaged at the seashore with the excuse of teaching them the skills of the fishing trade.
Mrs Patience Ankamah Addo, Administrator of El-Shadai School, stated that the school which commenced on September 27, 1987 with four pupils, currently had a student population of 612 and staff strength of 44.
Mrs Addo said challenges facing the school were payment of school fees and management of parents in respect to disciplining of children.
The programme line up for the school’s 30th anniversary include float, cleanup exercise, mentoring programmes, lecture, traditional day and health talk.
The theme for the celebration is, “30 years of providing equal and quality education for the nation at large. The journey so far, challenges and the opportunities”.GNA