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27.02.2005 Regional News

Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Assembly trains teachers to fill vacancies

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Awutu Bawjiase (C/R), Feb. 27, GNA - The Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Assembly (AESDA) has between 2002 and 2004 sponsored 116 teachers to fill vacancies in Primary and JSS schools in the district. The Assembly spent a total of 162.4 million cedis on the teachers made up of 42 women and 74 men.

The District Chief Executive, Captain Steve Kwamena Armah who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency at Awutu Bawjiase on Sunday said that 100 more teacher trainees were also being sponsored by the Assembly to teach in the district after the completion of the their courses. According to him the Assembly had bonded them to teach in the district for at least four years as part of efforts to find a solution to shortage of teachers in the area. He said that the Assembly had constructed new school buildings and rehabilitated a number of old ones to promote education.

Captain Armah said that the government in its efforts to complement parents' efforts had supplied about 16,000 exercise books to the District Education Office for needy children and urged parents to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring that their children were enrolled.

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