The wife of the disqualified flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP,) Mrs Yvonne Nduom, has urged parents to endeavour to educate their children.
“As I stand here, I am my mother’s pension. I take care of her because she educated me to be able to find a good job and open businesses with my husband…Don’t neglect your child’s education for anything because when you are old you will surely benefit from their success in life,” she revealed.
Mrs Nduom expressed the belief that parents might have neglected the need to put their children through school and monitor their growth because they [parents] did not have any form of education, hence, did not understand the benefits.
She added that some had the desire but were financially unstable to afford the fees.
Against this background, she said, the PPP knew the challenges and that was why it wanted to ensure the enforcement of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) provision in the Constitution to enable Ghanaian children to go to school from the crèche to the senior high school.
Mrs Nduom explained that the PPP would enforce school going through a task force known as ‘Education Guards.’
She said those ‘Education Guards’ would ensure that no child of school age stayed at home or loitered about.
For his part, the Member of Parliament (MP) aspirant for the area, who is also the younger brother of Mrs Nduom, John Sterlin, charged the people who had defied a downpour to listen to him, to ignore. Nana Ato Arthur and Mr Samuel Mills of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) respectively and vote massively for him on December 7 to see the development they yearned for.