PTAs in UE not happy with inconsistencies in education delivery
5/6/2012 12:30:14 AM -
Bolgatanga (U/E), May 05, GNA - The Upper East Regional Association of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Second Cycle Institutions has expressed their displeasure about inconsistencies in the education sector.
It mentioned the course duration and performance of second cycle education in the country and indicated that current policies of the sector merely toyed with the future of their wards and proposed for consistent policies that would stand the test of time.
These concerns were raised at a press conference held in Bolgatanga by members who expressed their displeasure on the course duration of three years that later changed to four years and subsequently back to the three years.
The association blamed government for the lapses that continued to loom over the educational sector and stated that changes in course duration should come along with corresponding infrastructure and above all quality teaching.
Mr Clement Bukari, Regional Chairman of the Association who read the statement, said that policies of that nature should last at least 10 years before changes were made whilst taking into consideration the challenges within the period.
'Secondly course books that should come out in respect of the change should be made available at the right time' he added.
The association also drew government's attention to the inconsistent release of feeding grant that normally forced schools in the three regions in the north to close early and reopen late.
They called on parents to see the education of their wards as a priority and partner stakeholders to bring improvement in education in the region and called on students to eschew all vice and submit themselves to school regulations and instructions.