Mr. Solomon Sackitey, spokesperson for the Ghana Education Service in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region has advised parents and guardians to make it a core duty to invest in their wards’ education by assisting in the provision of teaching and learning materials to enhance pupil performance.
Speaking in an interview with Captain Adabugar on Rite Morning Ride, Thursday to highlight the importance of teaching and learning materials, the Public Relations Officer noted that without adequate teaching and learning materials, academic performance would not meet teaching and learning expectations.
According to him, it is the responsibility of the central government and the various Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies to provide the requisite teaching and learning materials, a responsibility they are sometimes unable to meet due to financial constraints.
Sometimes, before the arrival of the capitation grant, most schools would have prepared their budgets [School Performance Improvement Plan (SPIP)] since they know the number of students in the schools and for that matter know in advance how much to expect.
Mr. Sackitey underscored that, government can’t do it alone and so as patriotic citizens, we can also support by assisting the various schools in the communities by providing them with the needed infrastructure and teaching and learning materials that can create stimulus learning environment for academic excellence performance.
The PRO noted that, provision of teaching and learning materials is neither the responsibility of head teachers nor the teachers, but can only make improvisation in the absence.
Rite FM in collaboration with Chrismek Right Foundation has been sensitizing teachers, pupils and parents, as well communities to understand their respective roles in basic school education, thus DEOP II.
The District Education Observer Project II which began in June, 2017 will run until the end of May, 2018.
The project is supported by STAR-Ghana with funding from Ukaid, DFID and DANIDA.
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