The Assembly Man for the Apilso electoral area in the West Gonja Municipality of the savannah region, Hon. Mohammed Mumuni together with the chief for Kabampe and community leaders in a joint committee, has initiated some measures to help improve on the standards of education in the area.
Among the measures initiated by the committee include, the induction of a six member community watchdog committee to supervise the movement of School going children in the area especially at night.
At a mini durbar to implement some measures to improve on the standards of education in the Kabampe area, the Municipal Education Director, Mr. Akey Ferguson explained that, the performance of the last BECE candidates was not impressive to the education directorate and the entire Kabampe community hence, the need to come out with some measures that can help address the situation of poor educational performance in the area.
The Municipal Education Director revealed that, his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Kabampe schools especially the primary level which is the foundation level for every child in the educational lather lacks teachers which is partly contributing to the poor performance of school children in the area.
He noted that, the education directorate in playing it’s part to help mitigate the situation, has written to the National Human Resource office of the Ghana Education Service requesting for more teachers to be posted to Kabampe and other interland areas in the municipality by next academic year to help improve on the falling standards of education in Kabampe and the municipality at large.
The MCE for the West Gonja Municipal Assembly, Hon. Musah Karim Kusubari on his part said, the West Gonja Municipal Assembly is working in collaboration with the municipal education directorate to address the issues pertaining to the falling standards of education in the area and called on the Kabampe community members give them the needed support as the implement some measures to help the situation.
He also appealed to them, to give the community watchdog committee their support to enable them carry out their work deligently as their work will be in the best interest of the people of Kabampe.
Speaking to this source in an interview, the Assembly Man for the Apilso electoral area and Presiding member for the West Gonja Municipal Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Mumuni explained that, issues pertaining to the falling standards of education in the Kabampe area has been with them for some time now and that, it was time to act in other to change the furtunes of children in the area.
He said, several meetings were held with the Municipal education director, the Municipal Chief executive and other stakeholders of the community on the way forward to addressing the falling standards of education in the area after identifying that, frequent record dancing, watching of television and late roaming of students at night are some of the issues affecting the performance of the students in the area.
Hon. Mohammed added that, to curbe the situation, a community watchdog committee has been inaugurated under the consent of the Municipal police commander in order to help them monitor the activities of school going children in the area especially at night and to also ensure that the children study instead of loitering around during the night.
On teacher accommodations in the area, the Assembly Man said, through the efforts of community members, some four rooms house has been built to house teachers posted to the area to enable them stay within the community to have ample time to teach and assist the children in their learning activities.
He added that, the Savannah Regional catholic education unit has also completed a three bedroom apartment which is already housing some teachers in Kabampe and another almost completed through a proposal written by him to the Catholic Education unit to help address the accommodation problems faced by teachers posted to the community.
The Six member watchdog committee will super see the movement of school going children from 8pm every night aimed at improving on the standards of education in the Kabampe area.
The durbar was attended by the Municipal chief executive for the west Gonja Municipal Assembly, Hon. Musah Karim Kusubari, the municipal education director and some officers from the Ghana Education Service, the Regional Catholic education unit manager among others.
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