Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service in the Municipality, Mr. Solomon Sackitey believes that contracting local carpenters and contractors to supply school furniture would go a long way in ensuring a strict supervision of such materials.
He said contracts such as the supply of furniture should be given to local contractors rather than distant contractors to enhance proper supervision by the community and its leaders to ensure the production of quality products.
Mr. Sackitey said this during an interview with Captain Adabugar during the DEOP segment of the Rite Morning Ride to address the pertinent issues pertaining to poor educational standards in the Yilo Krobo municipality.
“There was a time the Yilo Krobo office of the Ghana Education Service received some desks from the Regional Office and upon arrival, they realized that the desks were made from inferior materials and were also not well fixed,” he disclosed.
Mr. Sackitey thus advised parents to help in the protection of teaching and learning materials whenever their children bring them home.
This he argued is because school text books are supposed to last for four years before replacement and the only way to ensure their longevity is when they are well maintained.
STAR-Ghana with financial funding from DANIDA, Ukaid and The European Union is supporting Rite FM in the ongoing District Education Observer Project (DEOP II) which seeks to help improve the academic performance of schools in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.
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