The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, on Tuesday asked Ghanaian children to study hard to become responsible citizens in future. She emphasised that Government’s investment in education could not make the desired impact when children failed to utilise the opportunities. Naadu Mills, an educationist, made the call during an interaction with children of Nima One Basic School at a New Year get-together organised by the Chinese Embassy in Accra. There were poetry recitals by the children in Chinese and English Languages, playing Chinese indoor and outdoor games, after which they were refreshed with soft drinks and Chinese meals. She reminded the children that they would be the nation’s leaders in future therefore they should not spend too much time on issues that would either disrupt or affect their education. Naadu Mills advised them to be respectful and co-operate with their parents and guardians caring for them. She commended the Chinese Government for the initiative to introduce the studying of Chinese Language into the Ghanaian education curricula, which would strengthen the relations between the two countries. Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Gong Jianzhong, commended the Government for the importance it had attached to education. He said China was willing to further enhance bilateral relations and co-operation with Ghana in education so that Accra and Beijing could learn from each other for their mutual development and prosperity. Mr Jiangzhong urged the children to work hard and make progress everyday to make themselves the real talents needed for construction of a Better Ghana. The children were presented with gifts.
Source: Ghana News Agency