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30.10.2005 Regional News

Seminar for 150 proprietors and heads of private school in AESA ends

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Winneba (C/R) Oct. 30, GNA - The Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has held a day's capacity building seminar for 150 proprietors, head masters and head mistresses of Private Schools in the district.

The District Director of Education, Mrs. Helena Arkoh, in an address read for her advised them to make their fees very moderate so that parents would continue to have their children in their schools. She said that BECE registration fees should not be more 63,000 cedis and asked them to raise the standard of their schools by ensuring that all the necessary teaching and learning materials are available. Mrs. Arkoh called for effective supervision to ensure that teacher/pupil contact or instructional hours are fully utilized. The district co-ordinator of the Private Schools, Mrs. Comfort Larson Korsah, appealed to the heads to return their completed logistics forms to the GES office to enable them to receive materials from the office.

According to her only 50 out of the 150 heads have returned their forms to the GES.

Miss Gifty Brebu, officer in-charge of Guidance and Counselling, who was a resource personnel urged all private schools to have school health education programme officers that would ensure cater for the welfare of the pupils at school. She asked them to ensure that their canteens offered balanced food for the children.

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