Member of Parliament for Garu constituency in the Upper East Region , Hon Albert Akuka Alalzuuga , has admonished basic school pupil from his constituency to eschew truancy and strive to read their books so they could excel in their education.
The MP gave the advise when he addressed Pupil of Fr. Morin Memorial Education Complex in Garu, when they took an excursion to Parliament House in Accra on Tuesday March19, 2019.
The 31 member pupil made up of best performing pupil of both primary and Junior High School from the Fr. Morin Memorial Basic Education complex.
They visited Parliament with their Headmaster Rev. Fr. Albert Wugaa and five other teaching staff to see live debates and later had a briefing from the MP, Mr Akuka and his colleague from Tempani, Hon Joseph Kpemkah Dindiok.
While interacting with the pupil, Mr Akuka charged them to be shining examples worth emulating by other children in the constituency.
Using himself as a study case for the pupil to aspire higher, the MP said they are the nation’s future leaders and must not fail their parents, adding that each of them have the chance of succeeding him in parliament should they study hard and excel in their exams.
He further advised the Pupil to obey their teachers and respect their parents as well as elders in their communities to enable them grow into responsible adults.
Mr Akuka later told members of the Parliamentary Press Corp, It was a pleasure to meet the pupil, many of whom are interested to understand more about parliamentary processes.
He expressed the hope the visit gave them a good insight into how Parliament works, and the privilege he has to represent them.
Hon Joseph Kpemkah, also took turn and advised the pupil to be self discipline and restrain themselves from social vices that could derail their future.
Rev.Fr Albert Wugaa, Headmaster of the school expressed gratitude to the MPs for the admonition and promised to ensure that the pupil stick to their books to enable them excel in life.
He observed the current state of education system in the country, called for such tours and visits to open the pupil to the world to know and understand things around them and the role of their leaders play in society.
Some of the pupil who spoke to the Media said, they have come to learn a lot which would go a long way to enhance their understanding of the work of the Legislative arm of government and appreciate the role of their MPs.
Sources: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba