The chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at Daarul Imaan Islamic basic school in Kanvilli-Tuunaayili in the Tamale North constituency has appealed to parents to take their wards’ education seriously.
Mr. Nantogmah Fuseini Ayatollah’s call followed a PTA meeting held at the weekend. He stressed the need for parents to make the welfare of their children a prime concern. Alhaji Ayatollah said Daarul Imaan Basic school is the first of its kind in the catchment area to offer both English and Arabic at the nursery, hence the clarion call on parents and guardians to seize the rare opportunity by enrolling their children.
This, he said, would ensure that they are morally trained to meet societal expectations by serving God and country. The management introduced to the house, Mr Yakubu Richard Abdulai, as the newly appointed headteacher of the school. The proprietor of Daarul Imaan Islamic School, Alhaji Yussif Salahudeen Ibrahim, on behalf of management, said they engaged Mr. Abdulai based on his vast experience and that he will help raise the standards of the school. He added that Mr Abdulai served as a headteacher in six different schools during his active service in the Ghana Education Service, before going on retirement.
He was therefore the best person to address the challenges confronting the school. Alhaji Salahudeen reiterated that parents should bring their wards to school in time in order that they do not miss the early morning lessons.
He also touched on the non-payment and late payment of termly fees and urged parents owing the school to honor their commitment. On his part, the teacher promised to ensure that discipline is brought to bear on the pupils. Mr Abdulai said he had a strategic plan to help run the school smoothly, adding that as a seasoned professional teacher he is a good choice for the task ahead.
Parents spoke on the safety of their wards, proposed development levy, Islamic Friday wear, and end-of-year speech and prize-giving day events, among others. Established in 2015 with five pupils, Daarul Imaan can now boast of a pupil population of 150.
BY: FUSEINI DAWUDA NEINDOW