Provide your children with breakfast before school – DCE

Apam (C/R) Mar. 8, GNA – Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, the District Chief Executive for Gomoa West, has called on parents, whose children are beneficiaries of the School Feeding Programme, to feed them before coming to school.

He said reports reaching him indicate that some of the children were left to starve till the food for the feeding programme was ready at lunch time.

The DCE condemned the situation and said it was seriously affecting their academic output.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah said this when he addressed a parade of school children from 12 basic public and private school and one senior high school to mark Ghana’s Independence Day Anniversary celebration at Apam.

The DCE urged girls in the area to make their education their primary concern so that they can become self-reliant and useful to their communities.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah said teenage pregnancy cases had reduced from 16 in 2014 to 11 in 2015 as result of formation of adolescent clubs in schools and enforcement of the Assembly bye-law that prevents school children from being seen on the streets after 20:00 hours by the chiefs.

The DCE appealed to parents to encourage their girls as they attended to their academic affairs to enable them benefit from scholarships by the campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a non-governmental organization.

He expressed regret that it had become difficult getting girls to take advantage of these facilities to complete their education due to teenage pregnancies and other related concerns.

GNA


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