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School for Life holds discussions around challenges in education in Talensi

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School for Life (SfL), as part of its operational responsibilities, has held a forum to discuss the educational challenges facing some schools in the Talensi district of the Upper East region.

School for Life is a non-governmental organization that works to improve access to basic education by delivering, demonstrating, and advocating for equitable, quality basic education in underserved communities in Northern Ghana.

In 2022, School for Life implemented the Citizen-Led Action for Educational Accountability and Responsiveness in Ghana (CLEAR) project in 10 communities in the district. The objective was to contribute to access to quality basic education in these communities through transparency and accountability.

Speaking at a stakeholder’s engagement forum at Tongo, the district field officer for the CLEAR project, Saidu Musah Akugri, highlighted some of the many educational setbacks in their operational communities in the district which he and his team are vigorously advocating to address for quality education.

According to him, the challenges they have identified include inadequate teachers, inadequate furniture, inadequate teaching and learning materials, and lack of security in the schools, among others.

“We are today engaging the duty bearers in education about the findings or the challenges we have identified in the communities for them to address. What we did was first engage with the community members, and they raised a number of issues, and we had a discussion on them. So we think there is a need for us to scale it up to the district level so that we have a broader discussion on it and how to address it for the benefit of the students,” he said.

The communities that benefit from the CLEAR project in the district include Dapoore, Kaare, Pwalugu, Wakii, Tongo-Beo, Kpangoog/Yamsuk (Yameriga), Duusi, Sheaga, Gbani, and Kulpeliga.

The forum brought together the Talensi district education directorate, the assembly staff, youth groups, women groups, parent teacher associations, and assembly members for the various communities, among others. After the discussions, Mr. Akugri appreciated the level of commitment and willingness by the duty bearers to address the issues.

Speaking to A1 News, Joyce Ayinbono Adima, the Assistant Development and Planning Officer and a focal person for School for Life at the Talensi District Assembly, on behalf of the assembly, applauded the NGO and its partners for implementing the CLEAR project in the district, considering the benefits of the project.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com | 101.1MHZ | David Azure | Bolgatanga

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