Parents in Ghana are expected to encourage and monitor their children’s academic progress, according to the country’s second lady, Samira Bawumia.
For parents to take advantage of the free senior high school policy, she claims that they must be concerned about making sure that their kids perform well, especially at the basic level.
The Second Lady, who is also in charge of the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Project, is of the opinion that parents should be passionate about monitoring and supporting their children’s education since they will be the country’s future leaders.
She was addressing a junior high-level training workshop on key topics for teachers, circuit supervisors, and headteachers to assist them in assisting final-year students at the basic level in preparing for their examinations.
She clarified that the project involved working with the Ghana Education Service and other partners to address problems in specific communities all throughout the nation.
She said that her organization’s foundation had examined the WAEC Chief Examiners Report and determined the problem; as a result, a training plan had been developed to help with the problem.
She said that it was found that a number of the pupils who failed their tests lacked sufficient exam preparation.
“We have found that certain places don’t fare well in the BECE. It will be crucial to have final-year students ready to pass and take advantage of the free education policy when the free SHS is implemented. We performed research and found that some students’ exam failures are caused by a lack of preparation.
In light of this, after reviewing the Chief Examiners Report, we worked with GES, WAEC, and other stakeholders to gather teachers, instructors, circuit supervisors, and headteachers to train them in the core subjects so they could go back and get the final-year students ready for their exams. This is to help them make use of the free SHS provision.
She explained to the parents that a child needs both parental and teacher assistance in order to achieve successfully.
She praised the instructors for their steadfast assistance and urged them to persevere.
She underlined the value of parents letting their kids learn and study for tests but also keeping an eye on them as they do their homework and other school-related chores.
The Second Lady’s proposal was welcomed by the Central Regional Director for Education, Emmanuel Essuman.
In order to ensure that the students who took the examinations this year fared better than in past years, she pledged that the Directorate will devote all of its resources and efforts to the cause.