The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) David Moinina Sengeh has on his twitter handle reacted to the closure of the first term of the academic calendar. 

First term is just one third of the academic year, but as the saying goes “all works and no play mkes jack a dull boy” depicts that every himan being deserve a bit of rest in whatever we do.

On the 19th December, this year, the Minister took to his Twitter handle reminding parents and guidances that pupils are on holiday until 3rd January, 2023.

As the Minister who cares for the safe and well being if his children just as their parents love them, David Moinina Sengeh sends strong messages to the key players of any child’s development.

The community is undoubtedly one of the key players to the child safety. This is because, a child can be able to attend the next term if the community she/he leaves is provided with adequate safety protocols to keep them safe. In this regard, the minister extended the same message of the communities to provide comprehensive safety for all children on this festive holiday.

The community can play it role to the child’s development but you can’t force a horse to drink as they saying goes. This is the festive season and each human being being must tread with caution as they have fun. To the kids, as he called them, David Moinina Sengeh pleaded that they be curious, creative and have lots of fun but also stay safe.

Parents are every child’s first teacher. They are role models and mirrors that children look up to. They are gurus children emulate behaviours from. In this regard, their behaviour and manner of enjoying the festive season in the presence of their children could trigger curiosity from the children and might go the extend of emulating the parents in the instance of drinking alcohol or taking drugs.

To the parents and caregivers, David Moinina Sengeh urged them to keep the safety of the children their priority, be it physically, psychosocially, and digitally.