NF-(Tema) Mr. Isaac Newton Tetteh, Assembly Member for Nmlitsakpo Electoral Area in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality, has appealed to parents to assist schools with furniture to help meet their academic needs.
He said parents must also support their wards with books and other materials to support the effort of the government, adding that the situation where some parents looked up solely to the government for everything should be in the past.
The Assemblyman, speaking with the Ghana News Agency in an interview after touring some schools within the electoral area, said some parents instead of supporting the schools rather resort to complaining, “we must work together to improve educational infrastructure”.
Mr. Tetteh said it was unacceptable for pupils and teachers to engage in academic work in an unhealthy environment and without proper teaching and learning aids.
He said the situation was having a toll on academic work and pleaded with parents to support the academic needs of their wards for a better tomorrow.
He said the government’s Free and Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) which was aimed at achieving free and compulsory education for all children of school-going age was been interrupted.
Mr Tetteh said the initiative was increasing the enrollment in schools almost every term which in turn, was creating pressure on the limited facilities in some schools.
He called on Mr. Samuel Okoe Amankwa, the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Chief Executive, to accelerate measures in resolving educational challenges in the Municipality.