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06.06.2006 Regional News

Sensitise Stakeholders On Capitation Grant Use - NGO


Participants at educational forum in Tamale in the Northern Region have appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to train and sensitise all stakeholders on the capitation grant in order to maximise its benefits.

A communiqué issued in Accra at the end of a two-day forum held in Tamale commended the Government for the introduction of the capitation grant and the New Partnership For Africa's Development Feeding Programme.

The forum was organised by Ibis Ghana, a nongovernmental organisation, under its Education for Empowerment Programme. It offered partners and stakeholders in education the opportunity to meet and share ideas on programme processes; lessons learnt and identify critical challenges facing education and bringing them to the attention of policy makers.

Mr Tijani Hamza, Programme Director of Ibis, said its “Education for Empowerment Programme” would commit on average an estimated five billion cedis annually for the next four years to support education programmes in the Northern Region and some parts of the country. The areas include Bole, Sawla, Tuna, Kalba and East Gonja and Gomoa Districts.

The forum drew participants from Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition, Northern Network for Education Development and Teacher Training Colleges among other bodies to share ideas on the programme processes and the challenges facing education.