The Gushegu Municipal Director of Education Hamid Tijani Hassan has expressed worry over the poor performance of students in the BECE and WASSCE. He said the abysmal performance of schools in the municipality is a concern for all and called on parents, traditional and religious authorities and stakeholders in the municipality to join forces to ensure quality education is provided to students in the municipality.
He said ‘’the performance of students in this municipality has not been encouraging at all over the years and so we are calling on everyone to help change the narrative’’.
The Director was however happy about efforts made to improve on education in the area. He commended the organization for the initiative and promised to rally behind the organization to enhance the quality of education. The Director said this in an interview with Zaa news after a ‘Girls District Quiz’ competition in Gushegu municipality.
‘’I am so happy that this association making efforts to ensure quality of education is improved. We will also support them a better future of these children’’, he noted.
The competition, which is the maiden edition, was organized by Girls Advocacy Network, a non-governmental organization in Tamale. Mr Tijani Hassan attributed the situation to teacher absenteeism, lack of accommodation and parental interference in school regulations.
‘’Some of the teachers don’t come to school regularly and the students don’t get to meet them for guidance, how can they pass in their exams, this is really a worry and the education directorate is doing its best to address the situation’’, he indicates
He has however entreated communities in the area to support teachers posted to their communities with facilities. He further condemned the relaxed attitude of some teachers to work, and advised them to change their attitudes towards work to improve on service delivery.
By: Lilian D. Walter/zaanews.com/Ghana