As poor educational performances in basic schools in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region continue to haunt educational authorities in the municipality, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service in the Municipality, Mr. Solomon Sackitey is blaming scores of factors for the issue.
Unavailability of furniture, teaching and learning materials among other factors, according to the GES PRO contributed to the poor performance of most schools in the municipal.
In citing government for the responsibilities of logistical provisions in the educational sector, he equally called on civil society organizations to support the cause of education in the country.
“It is the role of the government to provide furniture, teaching and learning materials, etc. on time to enhance the delivery of quality education,” he alluded. “…but it is obvious government cannot do it alone; we all need to contribute to the provision of this assistance in one way or the other.”
Speaking in an interview with host of the Rite Morning Ride, Captain Adabugar during the DEOP segment on a discussion to address the issues that contributed to poor educational standards in the Yilo Krobo area, Mr. Sackitey maintained that the priority of educating children must remain the priority of all concerned stakeholders.
To him, developing the culture of maintenance and protection of school furniture, provision of teaching and learning materials like text books, etc. would ensure that such materials last for the use of pupils and students.
On the other hand, the Public Relations Officer was also of the view that encouraging community, school engagement could assist in the provision of some essential TLMs and other educational needs.
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.
Source: Prince Paul Amuzufirstname.lastname@example.org