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I will ban late night entertainment to improve BECE results – Paramount Chief of Yankpala

Paramount Chief of Nyankpala Traditional Area, Alhaji Abdulai Yakubu

The Paramount Chief of the Nyankpala Traditional Area Alhaji Abdulai Yakubu has bemoaned the falling standards of education in the area.

He says information available to him suggests the area has been recording high failure rates in the Basic Education Certificate Examination in recent years.

In view of this, the Chief toured some basic schools in the Nyankpala Traditional Area to ascertain first-hand, the possible causes of the poor standards of education and to solicit support to improve the performance of pupils in the area.

The schools visited include Nyankpala D/A Primary and Junior High, Islamia E/A Primary and Junior High and St. Monica’s Primary and Junior High.

The rest are Nawaria E/A Primary and Junior High, Nizamia E/A Primary and Junior High and Nyankpala D/A Model School.

Authorities of the schools visited cited inadequate classrooms, lack of furniture, inadequate teaching and learning materials, among hosts of challenges, as causes of poor performance of the schools.

They also blamed the students for not taking their studies seriously and patronizing dance entertainment during late hours of the night.

Meanwhile the Chief has vowed to ban late night entertainment in Nyankpala and appealed to government and other relevant stakeholders in education to help with the needed educational infrastructure and other facilities to improve education in the area.

The Tolon District chief Executive and Education Director were however, conspicuously missing, even though they were invited to be part of the tour.

BY: SAANI MOHAMMED LUKMAN