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31.03.2014 Social News

Two combine drama and sports to promote education

By GNA
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Under it, teachers are assisted to develop skills in the use of these tools to make the classroom more lively and activity-based.

There is also the aspect involving the exposure of the children to their rights and responsibilities to prevent abuse.

This is being piloted at the Prekese-Ase (Nkrankese) D/A Primary/Junior High School (JHS) in the Adansi South District and Atenten M/A Primary/JHS in the Assin North Municipality.

Mr George Ahiable, Programme Manager of RTPG speaking at its official launch at Nkrankese, said there was no doubt that sports and drama could serve as an important vehicle for education development.

They would therefore do everything to extend and replicate the project in more schools in deprived cocoa growing communities.

Mr Prince Gyamfi, Programme Associate of ICI, said the goal was to ensure that as they worked to stop child labour, they created a more-friendly classroom environment to keep the children in school.

The project was an innovative way to improve teaching and learning.

The ICI had already provided an eight bedroom teachers accommodation at Nkrankese to motivate teachers to accept posting to the community.

He urged the teachers to continue work hard to help raise academic performance of the pupils.

Mr P.K. Mensah, a Deputy Director of Education in the Adansi South District, said the project was a step in the right direction.

Mr Wilfred Agyenim Boateng, Headmaster of Prekese-Ase D/A basic schools, said the project was helping to reduce truancy among pupils and increasingly making them to become more assertive.

He said they no longer felt intimidated or shy to make contributions in the classroom, he added.

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