Yendi:Youth network unhappy about falling standard of education
The Yendi Youth network with funding and technical support from OXFAM in Ghana and facilitated by Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL), has held an Educational Forum on the falling standard of Education in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region.
The Forum is one of a series of events organised by Yendi Youth Network in various sectors towards the development of Yendi.
The Forum brought together stakeholders and actors within the Educational sector of Yendi Municipality, including; Headteachers, teachers, students and representative of the Municipal Education Office.
The Forum became necessary due the poor performance of students at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Yendi Municipality.
Speakers and participants discussed various ways of improving on the performance of students at the basic level.
Statistics from Ghana Education Service reveals that, between 2015 – 2017, Yendi has recorded poor performance in BECE.
Out of 6,183 candidates who sat for BECE spanning 2015 to 2017 ; only 2,341 students had the required aggregate 6 to 30, and 3,842 students had aggregate 31 and above.
This, the network said calls for stringent measures to address what they described as sad and disturbing situation within Yendi Municipality.
The Chairman for the occasion, Mr. Abdul-Rahaman who doubled as the Headteacher for SDA Primary school lamented about the poor performance of students of the basic level.
He attribute the situation to parents who he accused of reneging on their responsibilities and employ parents and guardians to discharge their responsibilities well to improving students performance at the basic level.
Mr. Amin Abubakari; Assistant Director in charge of supervision at G. E. S, put the blamed on some circuit supervisors for poor monitoring which contributes to the poor performance of basic school students.
He assured that proper mechanism will be put in place to ensure proper monitoring and supervising is achieved in the next academic year when school resumes.
He also blamed students for their bad attitude towards education and admonished them to focus on their books in order to be responsible people in the future.
He further urged parents to give their wards the needed attention and guidance in whatever they do.
Madam Sophia Danso from Yendi Girls Junior High School, on her part; called on parents to send their wards to school and give them proper attention for them to excel most, especially the girl child.
Parents and guardians at the event also employed teachers to discharge their duties as expected in order to give their wards proper education that will go a long way to improve on the falling standard of education in the Yendi Municipality, especially at the basic level.
They also urged the Ghana Education Service to collaborate effectively with the Assembly in enacting by-laws centered on Education to deal with indiscipline among the youth.