The District Director of the Ghana Education Service in the Nabdam District, Ms. MacDarlene Wompakeah has appealed to stakeholders in education and relevant individuals to come to the aid of the directorate as basic printers, A4 papers and chairs are unavailable for effective teaching and learning.
Ms. Wompakeah explained that the challenge has been with the directorate for the past year thereby making teaching and learning a bit difficult to adjust to.
“Every day we received letters that need to be worked on but no printer or a functionable photocopier to run copies for us. For the past year and counting we have been struggling with this challenge. No, A4 sheets for us at the district level, and just look around, even chairs to sit in are unavailable.”
The director made this known at a donation ceremony organised by the Member of Parliament for the area to improve teaching and learning among basic school pupils in the area.
Touching on the initiative, Ms. Wompakeah noted that the items will go a long way to help the pupils, especially the teachers to have smooth tuition among themselves.
“I must say that these items, especially the mathematical instruments, will improve the pupils’ calculations.”
Commenting on the initiative, the MP for area Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane indicated that education will continue to be on top of his agenda hence has started the initiative since 2015 targeting basic school pupils.
According to him, the idea has been to improve the quality of education in the area owing to the low performance usually recorded at basic examinations.
“I really hope that for me to improve the quality of education among students in this district, I will have to begin from the basic level, hence these pupils. These materials are to give the pupils the idea and confidence to practise their skills especially with the mathematical instruments and the exercise books. So, I have made provision of 800 each mathematical instruments and the exercise books.”
“Aside from that I want to note that three unit class blocks are at various levels of completion at different communities,” he added.
The MP however assured that the appeals made by the director regarding the printer and other needs of the directorate will be addressed as plans were far advanced to support their needs.
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