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11.11.2011 Education

Director worried about growing truancy among Ejisu-Juabeng pupils

By GNA
Director worried about growing truancy among Ejisu-Juabeng pupils
LISTEN NOV 11, 2011

Ejisu (Ash), Nov 11, GNA - Mrs Agnes Okyere Gyamfi, Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Director of Education, has expressed concern about the high rate of truancy among basic school pupils in the Municipality.

This, she said, had contributed to their poor performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Speaking at a ceremony to award hard working teachers inthe Municipality on Thursday, Mrs Gyamfi appealed to parents and al other stakeholders in education in the area to assist school authorities to tackle the situation.

Thirty (30) teachers were rewarded for hard work, dedication and commitment to duty. They received fridges, television sets, gas stove and cylinders, mattresses and bicycles.

Mrs Gyamfi said most of the pupils claimed to be fending for themselves and had had to cut classes to engage in selling on the roadside to raise money for their upkeep.

This has resulted in many of the boys going wayward while the girls get themselves impregnated.

She warned teachers against absenteeism and charged them to work extra hard to improve the quality of education in the area.

Mrs Gyamfi commended the award winners for their good job and advised others to be inspired by the awards to work harder.

Mr Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, the Municipal Chief Executive, commended the award winners for their commitment to duty.

He said the Government was committed to improving the living conditions of all Ghanaians while the District Assembly did its bit to make the school environment attractive to both pupils and teachers.

GNA

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