My First Day At School
Hitherto, a child of six years is asked by school authorities to cross-over his or her head with one hand to touch an ear, if the hand is able to touch the ear, that child is deemed fit to enrol into class one.
Newly enrolled school children are provided with paper-made caps with inscriptions such as 'my first day at school' boldly embossed on them. This is to warmly welcome such children to formal education.
I quite remember the first day I wore school uniform, shoe, socks with my school bag strapped to my back to the St. Gabriel's Nursery, a Catholic private nursery school in Tamale. In fact, I was the happiest person on earth. It was there I first met Zuleika Lorwia wife of former minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng and Ms. Mariam Sugru Bugri, former Miss Ghana '99.
Being in school for the first time always leaves a memory to be remembered in laughter or sorrow.
I wish to take this opportunity to wish all freshers a wonderful time in school.