The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye has urged school authorities to desist from pampering their students but rather educate them on their responsibilities in the society.
According to Prof Aaron Mike OQuaye, it is not actually true that children are automatically the future leaders but rather he said future leaders are those prepared to behave properly and take on communal and societal responsibilities.
‚ÄúThere is one thing in Ghana today which I don‚Äôt enjoy hearing, that is: ‚Äėthese are the future leaders.‚Äô Who tells you they are all going to be future leaders ‚Ä¶ the prisons are going to be occupied by some of them.‚ÄĚ he added.
He made this statement when a delegation from the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC) Legon, honoured him with a citation, medal and a sword of Grand Companion for his continuous contribution and support to the school.
The citation and medal were presented to the Speaker on behalf of the school while the PRESEC Old Boys Association also presented the Sword of Grand Companion.
The event, which took place in Parliament House, was also in recognition of his intervention to help prevent encroachment on the school lands as well as other contributions to the school.
Prof Oquaye, who is also an old student of the school, urged the school authorities to continue to maintain high standards that the school is noted for and not be moved by other considerations.
He said PRESEC is a school of character training adding that a person cannot go far in life if he does not allow his character to be trained.
He called on the school authorities to ensure discipline in the institution as well as enhance the qualitative results of the school.