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13.08.2009 Education

Educational forum held at Ajumako

By GNA
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Ajumako (C/R), Aug. 13, GNA - Participants at a day's education forum at Ajumako has identified lateness, absenteeism and truancy on the part of both teachers and pupils as major factors confronting the delivery of quality education in the area.

They have therefore appealed to the District Assembly to collaborate with chiefs and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to put in place measures and policies that would help address those problems.

The Forum organised by the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, was under the theme "Quality Education Delivery: The role of Stakeholders"

It was aimed at discussing the causes of low standards of education in the district and finding possible solutions to them.

Traditional rules, parents, assembly members, religious leaders, teachers, and representatives of civil societies in the district attended the programme.

Mr Isaac Amoono, District Director of Education, said the provision of teaching and learning materials to schools was inadequate.

He said stakeholders in education have a lot to do to help promote education standard and, therefore, urged them to change their present attitude to education delivery in the area.

The Director regretted that most trained teachers often refused postings to the district, and appealed to the chiefs to do their best to attract more teachers to the area.

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