The Member of Parliament(MP) for South Tongu, Hon Kobina Mensah Woyome, has urged basic schools pupil in the Constituency to take their education serious and aspire to higher.
He further advised them to eschew truancy and read their books so they could excel in their education.
Hon. Woyome gave the advice when he addressed Pupils of some basic schools from the constituency, when they took an excursion to Parliament House in Accra on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
The schools include Sanity International School, Living Faith School, Total Child School and Mawuli International School.
While interacting with the Pupils, Mr Woyome asked them to be shining examples worth emulating by other children in the constituency.
Using himself as a study case for the school children to aspire higher, the MP said, they have the privilege to certain education facilities and must make good use of the opportunity and the investments of their parents and learn well.
Hon Woyome told the pupils, they are the constituency and the nation’s future leaders, hence they must not fail their parents and teachers, nothing that each of them has the chance of succeeding him in parliament, becoming President, the UN Secretary-General, among others should they study hard and excel in their education.
The South Tongu lawmaker who is Ranking Member on Youth and Sports Committee of parliament took time to educate the children on proceedings and other duties of parliamentarians, both inside and outside the chambers.
He further advised the school children to obey their teachers and respect their parents and elders in their communities to enable them to grow into responsible adults.
Hon Bernard Ahiafor, MP for Akatsi South and Hon. Alexander Gabby Hottordze, MP for Central Tongu, also took turns and advised the students to be self-discipline and restrain themselves from anti-social activities that could derail their future.
The pupil expressed gratitude to the MPs for the opportunity and the advice given to them and promised to stick to their books to enable them to excel in life.
Some of them who spoke to THE REPUBLIC said, they have come to learn a lot which would go a long way to enhance their understanding of the work of the parliamentarians and appreciate the work they do.
The pupil numbering 175 were led to parliament by 13 Teachers and two Patrons from the National Commission of Civic Education (NCCE).
Mr.Ernest Dedzo, of NCCE who led the school pupils and their teachers to parliament, said they had also visited Airport to see how Aeroplanes fly and land.
He added that the excursion also broadens the horizon of the pupil and help them learn things about the country.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba