PARENTS of Malo Primary School in Temotu were reminded of their role to educate their children at home.
The school’s head teacher Wilson Yamalo made the reminder during their end year graduation ceremony recently.
“The process of education begins at home,” Mr Yamalo told the parents.
“Parents, adults, relatives and community leaders are the first teachers,” he added.
Mr Yamalo said parents must not overlook or ignore that responsibility if they want their children to receive the education they need.
“Education is a commitment. It is too bad when a child grows up and finds he/she is uneducated while his/her friends are educated and have jobs.
“The level of teaching that parents provide at home greatly influences how their children perform in school.
“Teachers equip children with the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the academic and technical part of their training to prepare them for adult life.
“Every child has the right to be educated. It is parents’ responsibility to ensure children go to school by shouldering required costs.”
Mr Yamalo told the grade six students to keep their hopes high.
“Education does not stop when you drop out of school.
“If you have a strong desire to continue your education, you can still achieve your educational dreams.
“All you need is to remain motivated and be focused and your dreams will come true.”
Mr Yamalo said the success or failure of a child at school is often a fair reflection of the sort of support and encouragement parents provide.
“Education is the key to peace and prosperity for this nation. It is a big responsibility that every parent must shoulder,” he added.
Mr Yamalo said the recent graduation ceremony was the first for the school.
Present were senior officials of the Temotu education authority, parents, and teachers.
By ELLIOT DAWEA