The first Vice Chairman for the Central Regional New Patriotic Party, Ekow Ewusi is calling on Ghana Education Service through Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Director of Education to issue directives to ban use of weeding as punishment in our schools. According to him, Ghana’s economic backbone is agriculture, yet the practice of using weeding as punishment in our schools discourages children from willingly to engage in agriculture since they harbor bitter experience from such punishment. Mr. Ekow Ewusi made the call at a gathering, where he handed over a Catholic Basic School Block he renovated to Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Education Directorate.
The District Director of Education, Mrs. Helphina Adams used the occasion to make passionate appeal to parents to take good care of their children by making sure they eat before they come to school. According to her, most parents do not feed their children hence, most school children in the district come to school on empty stomach. She cited situations where several school children collapse during classes hours. She also identifies parental neglect as another major challenge affecting school children as result of divorce.
Some of the school children who spoke to Adom News described that, they were not able to hold classes anytime it rains. They also lack books and computers for teaching and learning. They have expressed their gratitude and assured Mr. Ekow Ewusi that, they will study hard to make him proud of his investment so they can also become responsible citizens to help Ghana as he has done. They are appealing to government to come to their aid with computers and text books.
Mr. Ekow Ewusi with support of the other dignitaries at the occasion commissioned the newly renovated project for New Ebu Catholic Basic School. The entire community were happy for the renovated school block well furnished with hundred dual desks, white board markers and four desktop computers installed in class six to jhs 3.