Electorate urged to question politicians about their commitment to education
4/27/2012 2:30:29 AM -
Tamale, April 26, GNA - Mr Prosper Nyavor, Director of Education for Empowerment at IBIS, has urged the electorate to question politicians on their commitment to the development of education.
He said the electorate should asked politicians efforts they were making to improve teaching and learning through supervision at the various educational levels, apart from the provision of infrastructural developments.
'There are many areas with nice school buildings but the output of the students is not the best because there is weak supervision, monitoring and evaluation', he said.
Mr Nyavor was speaking with the Ghana News Agency in an interview at the sidelines of an on-going workshop to prepare the grounds for a nationwide implementation of the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) policy within the context of state-civic partnership in target districts, underway in Tamale.
The CBE initiated in 2006 by the Basic Education Division of Ghana Education Service upon available evidence that about 25 per cent of school-age children in Ghana were still out-of-school is yet to receive approval.
The draft policy with strategies and an annual operational plan-2010-2012 is yet to be translated into action.
The two-day event, which brings together representatives from Basic Education unit of the Ghana Education Service, civil society and development partners, is to disseminate and deepen knowledge and understanding of the School for Life Functional Literacy and IBIS-led wing school models for out-of-school children.
Mr Nyavor said there was the need for politicians to make a firm commitment to the electorate that they would provide enough funds for the education sector.
He said the supervision of teaching and learning was effective and efficient in the private schools leading to impressive performance of students.
Mr Nyavor also challenged members of community and school management committees to regularly visit schools and ensure effective teaching and leaning