Resolved to improve the academic performance of the public school, the management of Peki Tsame Evangelical Presbyterian Primary School in the South Dayi District of Volta Region have successfully organised the school’s first Open Day Celebration as a morale booster for students.
The event, which was held on Thursday July 7, 2022, is under the theme : PRIMARY EDUCATION SOLID FOUNDATION FOR ALL EDUCATION, saw District Director of Education, Mr. Victor Kwaku Kovey , DCE Rep. Mr. Henry Yevu (H.R Dist. Assm), Moderator of Meridian Presbytery (Tema) Rev. Dr. Vivian Balasu, , SMC Chairman Mr. Mark Dzebu, Paramount Chiefs and Elders of Peki, Assembly Members, Heads of Department/Units of South Dayi District Assembly as well as Directors of public institutions, Learners, Teachers, as well as stakeholders in education.
Stating the purpose of gathering the SMC Chairman Mr Mark Dzebu said the open day celebration is to draw the attention of the stakeholders and to create awareness of challenges confronting the school and improve the academic performance of the pupils.
Exhortation by Rev. Dr. Vivian Balasu Addo, the guest of honour, praise the organisers of the program for setting up the celebration and thanked the organisers for inviting her.
She said education is the key to preparing people to become good citizens, not just of the nations but also of their communities and their world.
She said each child brought distinctive gifts into the world and the educational system should function to help the child maximize that potential. “is good to teach children how to read and write but is also important we take both education at school, church and home seriously.
To the parents “ now we have been hearing a lot of social vices such as Gay and Lesbianism , robbery, stealing, murder in our communities. How are we training our children at home ? The Bible says ‘Train the child the way he should go , and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Prov 22:6)” she added.
District Director of Education entreated teachers to provide support and encouragement for learners by reinforcing desirable behavior to pupils.
He challenged parents to embrace and discharge their responsibilities towards the holistic development of their wards.
Head Teacher of the school, listed few success the school has achieved recently.
Provided 38 dual desks for the school through E.P education week celebration, won inter-school football competition for the year 2022, won the second position in reading festival at the inter-school level.
Despite these success the school is facing serious challenges, notable among them is the lack of fence wall around KG Department, lack of text books and non availability of ceiling in the various classrooms, “a school population of 274 with only 7 computers with an average class size of 30 you can just imagine if they should do practical work” he added.
Mr Henry Yevu The Human Resource Manager who represented the District Chief Executive of South Dayi entreated all stakeholders to put in their collective efforts to make the ultimate aim of putting their children to school come to past Which is to make them a responsible adult, people who are cautious of their environment and dedicated to the environment which they find themselves that is the role of education, he said.
He said “we know times are hard but I plead that parents should find time for their wards after school”.
Now to fund raising , it is a loudable idea that we have to construct the school wall to protect lives of the children in the school who are the future leaders of the nation. Therefore i pledge on behalf of Hon. DCE that the District Assembly will contribute its quota for constructing the wall.
The Chairman of the occasion Queen Mother of Peki Avetile Mamaga Baduvie thanked all those who contributed in one way or other to help the program successful and encourage all the benevolent contributors to help Peki Tsame E.P Primary School to be one of the best in the country.
Prizes and certificates were giving to deserve students and teachers.
School children entertained the occasion with songs and traditional display.
Long live Ghana, Long live Peki, Long Live Tsame E.P. Primary.
SMC Chairman awarding a certificate to a Teacher