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Time to focus on the children

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM


It's back-to-school time for our nation's children and a good opportunity to remind everyone that we as adults and parents must play our roles to ensure the safety and proper development of our children.

I urge the media to help in the upbringing of the children by broadcasting more educational programmes for them to be educated not only during school hours but after school as well. Let education be a focal point for them constantly. This will keep them out of trouble, and it will help encourage disciplined behaviour in the classrooms, lessening the burden on the teachers.

Parents, stand up with your child and do not leave the burden on the teachers. When your child comes home from school, help them with their home work and even if there is no home work, still go through their books and discuss what they learnt that day.

Fathers, boys need you around at all times to be good role models.

I pray for God's continued blessing on our nation's children, so that more of them will turn out to be outstanding.

Robert Lewars