School for life, Ghana Developing Communities’ Association and YEFL, non-governmental organisations have partnered the Talensi District Education Directorate to deal with numerous challenges facing the education sector in the area.
The NGOs have launched a project called Citizen-Led Action for Educational Accountability and Responsiveness (CLEAR) to liaise with community members and support the Education Directorate deliver on its mandate.
Speaking at the Talensi District Educational Accountability Forum, the Talensi District Field Officer for the Project, Seidu Musah Akugri said the project has discovered several challenges in the Talensi District that need urgent attention.
According to him the district lacks adequate teachers, has very weak and poor structures, lacks Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) amongst others.
Mr. Akugir has therefore called on all relevant authorities to go to the aid of the district.
He said, “we appeal to the district assembly to do more on these. We also appeal to the central government to post more teachers to Talensi District. One thing I observed is that the teachers are now posted straight from the National Headquarters of Ghana Education Service. This is not helping because those teachers who are posted from national level don’t always report. They find their ways and are reposted to schools they [those teachers] like. So if the government can reconsider its decision and always post them [teachers] to the districts so that the districts will in turn allocate them to schools in the District. I think this will help address the inadequate teachers issue in the district. We also appeal to Embassies, Mining companies in the district and beyond and NGos to come to the aid of the Talensi education director.”
The Talensi District Director of education, Mrs. Christiana Azure called on parents to take particular interest in their children education by paying periodic visits to the schools to see what their children are doing
She said, “CLEAR has selected ten communities because we have ten circuits and they [CLEAR] have selected one community each from the ten circuits. I want to appeal to the rest of the communities to also emulate what CLEAR has done by bringing education to the doorstep and also contribute their quota to their education. Parents should be committed to the education of their children in terms of visiting the schools to see what their children are doing.”
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz| Samuel Adagom|Ghana