Appolonia City organises 2nd annual Open Book Day for community school

3 August

Appolonia City organised the 2nd annual Open Book Day for the Appolonia Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly Methodist Primary School as part of the review of the pupils’ performance for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The event, themed “Effective Parental Involvement – A Key to Academic Success,” provided an opportunity for parents to be informed about their children’s education and view some of the work created by their children.

Pius Petison, Project Manager at Appolonia City, highlighted that the city is community-focused and prioritises education as one of its key Corporate Social Responsibility pillars.

“Education is the foundation for our future leaders. As a development partner, we know education is a shared responsibility between all stakeholders, including government, pupils, parents and teachers. We believe that the Open Book Day will go a long way to help us all think of ways to make education in the community better,” Petison said.

Mrs Janet Dosoo, the head teacher for the school, applauded Appolonia City’s support, emphasising that enrolment had increased from 265 pupils in 2018 to 385 pupils in the 2019 academic year.

“This term, Appolonia City supported the school in printing the examination questions for the additional enrolment of both primary and Junior High School. More grease to your elbow,” she said.

To foster a competitive spirit, special awards were also given to outstanding pupils and teachers for the academic year. The event is the second in a row organised by Appolonia City, aimed at encouraging parents to be involved in their children’s education.