The girls’ model school in Pusiga is making giant strides, according to the DCE for Pusiga, Zubeiru Abdulai. He made these comments when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
In June 2019, ActionAid Ghana (AAG) inaugurated a three-unit classroom block with its ancillary facilities in the Pusiga district of the Upper East Region, valued at GH¢237,000.00.
The three-unit classroom block, fully furnished with a library stocked with books, has a mechanised borehole with a 1000-litre capacity water tank mounted, a urinal, a six-seater place of convenience, and a changing room with sanitary pads for the girls.
At the inauguration, the headmistress of the school, Ms Monica Mbatiig Poanaba, said the Pusiga Girls Model JHS was established in 2016 with three teachers and six students, along with three other model schools in the Binduri, Nabdam, and Builsa South Districts of the region.
Speaking to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, the DCE for Pusiga explained that the model school has lived up to expectations.
“We realised that the girls’ education is not as good as the boys’. We asked, how do we also bring them up? We decided to create this model school. It started under a tree. We realised it was not very good. Fortunately, Action Aid Ghana came in and put up a very nice building for us. We started with the JHS, and this year we also opened the primary school.”
“The girls’ model school, since its inception, has scored 100 percent in the BECE. This tells you we are doing so well in girls’ education. In my last check with the GES, the Pusiga district, the numbers of girls in school are higher than the numbers of boys in the school, which shows that our policies are actually working,” he said.
According to the DCE, a thorough screening exercise would be conducted to select the right students for the recently opened primary department.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana