A little boy has given many people the shock of their lives after declaring that he wants to be an armed robber when he grows up.
It was utter shock and disbelief that took over Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region of Ghana when a three-year-old KG pupil confidently disclosed to the District Chief Executive (DCE) and his delegation during a visit that he aspires to become an armed robber in future to enable him become rich.
The shocking answer was a response to a question the DCE, Thomas Ampem Nyarko, asked the children regarding what they aspire to become in future.
When asked if he understood what armed robbers do, the KP pupil remained silent for minutes forcing the DCE to issue a directive to the guidance and counseling unit of the Ghana Education Service to take the pupil through counseling and send their report to his office for further action.
The DCE stated that the assembly will make sure that the pupil gets the best of support needed throughout his education to ensure that he grows to become a responsible citizen in future.
The DCE and his entourage made up of officers from the district education office led by the district education director, Mavis Yirenkyi visited schools such as Akwamu West Anglican Primary, Akosombo Beasley, Akosombo VRA Roman Catholic School, VRA Presbyterian Primary School, Nuriya Islamic and Pupuni L/A Primary School.
Mr. Nyarko encouraged the pupil’s especially, the newly-admitted KG pupils to take their studies serious by being punctual and learning hard. He told the pupils that the only way for them to be rich is through education, adding that there is no short cut to success; therefore, they must not joke with their education.
He emphasized government’s commitment to continuously invest heavily in education by making sure that facilities needed to enhance quality education are made available to them.