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N/R: Learning and Development through Partnership presents ten boxes of learning materials to ten primary schools in Kumbungu district of northern region


The Learning and Development through Partnership a Non- governmental Organization in Tamale has presented ten boxes (Bukunim’ Adaka) of learning materials to ten community primary schools in the Kumbungu district of the northern region.

The communities include Kpana, Woribogu kukuo, Sabiegu, Dabogushee, Yipeilgu. The rest are Yobizieri, Woribogu Kamonaayili, Gbanjong, Kobilimahigu and Kunguri. Each of the boxes contains 170 story books with different titles in Dagbanli targeted at children in primary two and three.

The books contain child centered stories to aid the reading skills and ability of the children. However, the lack of these books in schools made it imperative for the NGO to come to the aid of these children by printing the books to complement their studies.

In compiling these books the NGO sort the knowledge of volunteers and Dagbanli teachers to write interesting stories about the Dagbon culture and tradition as well as social life of people.

In an interview with Zaa news the Kumbungu district Director of Education Benedicta Kafari affirmed that the Ghana Education Service for now has ignored the Ghanaian language studies hence the decline in the provision of learning materials in that area.

She said even though most primary schools teach Ghanaian languages, there are no trained teachers to handle the subject. She said teachers are posted to places that they do not understand the local language, making it difficult for them to teach or speak to the understanding of the students. She has therefore suggested that GES provide every school with an indigene teacher who understands the local language of the people and can communicate with them.

‘’Majority of the teachers we have now don’t even know how to read in the local language and it is from the basic level, because these days teachers are posted to places that they do not understand the language and I think that is also the problem we have and I think that if GES can at least have an indigene in every school it will help a lot’’,  

Madam Kafari whiles commending the NGO for the support appealed to it to involve more schools in its projects to improve the performance of students.

 By: Lilian D. Walter/                                      

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