A workshop has been organized for parents and community members from Chorkor and Korle- Gonno in the Greater Accra Metropolis. The workshop was organised by the ‘Quality Education Now’ (QEN) project under the auspices of the SOS Children’s Villages- Ghana (SOSCV).
The event was to motivate and encourage parents in the area on the need to support and monitor the study activities of their wards after school hours.
Ms Sheila Yemoteley Botwe, the Project Coordinator for QEN project- Chorkor, drew the attention of participants to the role they ought to play in ensuring that their children adopt useful learning habits after school hours.
She said for parents to ensure their wards have a more positive attitude towards school, they should be involved in their children’s education.
Parents involvement, Ms Botwe said, must be in the form of providing feeding, shelter, good health and most importantly ensure that they acquire good morals to enable them do their best.
Ms Botwe urged parents to be good role models for their wards, pay attention to their potentials and encourage them to adopt useful learning habits.
She urged them to attend school events of their children especially Parents Teachers’ Association, open days and speech and prize giving days to serve as a motivation to them.
Ms Botwe cautioned parents not to leave the education of their children to just their teachers in school but they should ensure that they monitor the progress of their wards and also develop a close relationship with the teachers to know the performance of their wards in school.