Parents reminded they are the first teachers of children

During a “School, Community and Stakeholders’ Engagement” held to commemorate World Literacy Day and National Education Day locally, education ministry officials advised parents that their children’s level of achievement is largely dependent on family involvement.

Commemorating Literacy Day 2017, under the theme “Literacy in a Digital World,” the event was held on Friday at the South Ruimveldt Park Primary School, and brought together the parents of students from several city primary and nursery schools.

“You are the first teachers of your children…what we have are parents who want their children to go to the best schools, but they are not prepared to make sacrifices for all schools to become the best schools,” Nadia Hollingsworth, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)  Coordinator said in her address to the parents, as she spoke about the roles and responsibilities they hold when it comes to their child’s education.

Hollingsworth stated that ….