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G.E.S ready for reopening of schools amidst challenges-N/R Director assures


Northern Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Dr Peter Attafuah says they are ready for the reopening of the schools in spite of the gaps and challenges.

The director admitted that, some schools still have infrastructure challenges and said the government is making efforts to address it.

Dr Attafuah who was speaking at School for Life stakeholder’s engagement in education said the government promised to provide additional furniture any time soon.

On the stigmatization of teenage mothers in their communities, Dr Attafuah call for more sensitization to minimize it. 

The GES director attributed the continue poor BECE performance in the region to teacher absenteeism and teachers who are using teaching as aspringboard instead of their profession.

According to him, most of the teacher’s excuse is always been that there is no accommodation at the communities they are posted.

He called for district by district assessment on teachers’ accommodation adding that district oversight and Municipal committees, SMCs and PTA to show keen interest.

Dr Attafuah responding to concerns by CSOs advised district directors to approach their respective assemblies and members of parliament to use their common fund to assist in providing the furniture.

He said the G.E.S has taken infrastructure deficit of every region.  He revealed that there is an ongoing discussion on how to breach the gap created by covid-19 in educational sector.

 According to the director schools have been fumigated and necessary personal Protection Equipment s nose masks, hand sanitizers, tissue papers supplied. Infrared thermometers supply of veronica buckets and their stands education of students/pupils on sanitation and the covid-19

Program Director of School for Life, Mrs Wedad Sayibu told Zaa News they anticipated school resumption in September but that didn’t happen because covidd-19 cases leading to government shifting it to January 2021.

Key issues observed according to Mr Wedad points to the fact that there was no deliberate action by the government to ensure that the children return to school in safe environment.

Bringing key stakeholders together, she explained was to get the outstanding issues and gaps and contribution of the stakeholders towards addressing them before January 2021.

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