As a former teacher and knowing what teachers go through using the black board, the savannah regional minister, Hon. Saeed muhazu jibriel has embarked on an initiative to replace the traditional black boards of all public schools in the savannah region with white marker boards from Kindergarten to the secondary school levels across the region.
Hon. Muhazu disclosed this on Friday, 11th November 2022 on Damongo based PadFm’s Kareyench3 Super morning hosted by Kumatey Gorden where the Minister admitted to embarking on the initiative adding that, the white marker boards has since been distributed to all public schools in the savannah region and some selected private schools in the regional capital which included
St. Anne’s girls Senior High School, New Life preparatory School and Amazing Grace preparatory school.
He explained that, the ordeals teachers go through using the traditional black boards in the classroom is terrible, a situation that led to his initiative to replace the black boards so as to help improve upon the standards of Education and to also provide for the teachers a healthy teaching environment which he said can improve on the performance of students in the region.
According to the Regional Minister, the savannah region is the only region where black boards at all levels of education have been changed to white marker boards and an initiative that is first in the country to have been undertaken by a Regional Minister.
The Minister on Thursday 10th November, 2022 took time off his schedules to the classroom to teach Integrated Science at Ndewura Jakpa Senior high school as some teachers unions embarked on a strike and also inspected the distributed marker boards of some schools in the West Gonja municipality.
On the constant increment of transport fares in the area, the regional Minister said steps are being taken by government to address the situation and that they are also working at getting some state owned transport buses to operate in the West Gonja municipal capital, which for him, will help reduce the sufferings of people in the transport sector.
Source : Padfm.com.gh