The Member of Parliament(MP) for the Ahanta West Constituency in the Western Region, Ebenezer Kojo Kum , has admonished second cycle students from his constituency to stick to their books. He urged them to eschew truancy and laxity but strive to read their books so they could excel in their education.
The MP gave the advise when he addressed Students of Baidoo Bonso Secondary /Technical School at Ahanta West, when they took an excursion to Parliament House in Accra on Thursday February 22.
While interacting with the students, Mr Kum charged them to be shining examples worth emulating by other children in the constituency.
Using himself as a case study for the students to aspire higher, the MP said, they have privilege to be using lights to study for in his time there was no access to electricity but he defied all odds and today he is serving the Ahanta West in capacity as their representation in parliament.
He told the students, they are the nation’s future leaders hence they 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.
Mr Kum took time to educate the students on proceedings and other duties of parliamentarians, both inside and outside the chambers.
He further advised the Students to obey their teachers and respect elders in their communities to enable them grow into responsible adults.
Ms Abigail Baidoo, Senior Girls Prefect on behalf of her colleagues expressed gratitude to the MP for the admonition and promised to stick to their books to enable them excel in life.
Some of the students who spoke to THE REPUBLIC said, they have come to learnt 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: www.therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba