DRAMA UNFOLD when a three-year-old Kindergarten (KG) pupil said in the presence of the District Chief Executive of Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region, Thomas Ampem Nyarko, that he (pupil) wanted to be an armed robber in future so that he could become rich.

That was in response to a question posed to him regarding what he wanted to become in future.

When asked if he was aware of what armed robbers do, the KG pupil remained silent, impelling the DCE to issue directives to the Guidance and Counseling unit of the Ghana Education Service to take the pupil through counseling and send a report to his office for further action.

The shocking incident happened when the Asuogyaman DCE and his entourage embarked on the annual ?My first day at school? visit to distribute some books and soft drinks to pupils in public schools in his area.

The DCE and his entourage, comprising officers from the district education office led by the District Education Director, Mavis Yirenkyi, visited schools such as Akwamu West Anglican Primary, Akosombo Beasley, Akosombo VRA  Roman Catholic, VRA Presbyterian Primary, Nuriya Islamic and Pupuni L/A Primary.

Mr. Thomas Ampem Nyarko encouraged the pupils, especially the newly admitted ones, to take their studies seriously and be punctual to school.

The DCE pointed out to the pupils that the only way for them to become rich in future was through education, adding that ?there is no shortcut to success,? and therefore they must not joke with their education.

The DCE told DAILY GUIDE in an interview that efforts were being made by the government to address the poor WASSCE performance in the district, having been revealed through the assembly?s own research that 59% of the pupils in the district could neither read nor write.

The District Director of Education, Mavis Yirenkyi, was not happy with the few admissions made and expressed optimism that many more children would be registered as the days went by.

FROM Daniel Bampoe, Asuogyaman


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