PS Bouy urges parents to be more responsible to their children
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The permanent secretary at Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has told parents that the future wellbeing of their children solely rests in their hands.Baboucarr Bouy was speaking Tuesday at the Region One Education office in Kanifing on day two of the reviewing of the joint donor and supervision projects.
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and
development partners through the joint donor review and supervision mission of
the education policy and programme organised the five-day forum. The forum is
held every six months (June/December) with the participation of high-level
decision-makers and experts in education management from bilateral to
multilateral and international NGOs among others.
PS Bouy told parents that they must use all possible means to ensure that their children are well brought up to become responsible leaders.He decried the parent, teacher and student relationship in the area of school activities like annual inter-house competitions, which he said normally commence early and close before sunset, but most of the students will arrive home late and are never questioned by their parents.
While calling on parents and other stakeholders to endeavour creating a level-playing environment for the future of the children, PS Bouy equally commended them for their efforts in the development of the education sector.
Presenting a topic on the education sector cumulated rate of achievement, Andrew Gomez informed the gathering that in 2010, their baseline survey indicated that only 57% of Gambian schools have access to safe drinking water, which later increased to 63% last year. He however added that there is a high expectation for increase in that area by 2015 as they are preparing to dig eight new boreholes in schools.
Author: Amadou Jallow