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GES urges Collaboration in Education Sector


The Northern Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Mrs. Elizabeth De-Souza has called on the major stakeholders in education to show stronger commitment towards improving education in the region.
She said, Ghana is one of the countries in the Sub-Saharan countries that spend over 30 percent of its income on education, hence, the need for all stakeholders to play their roles to ensure that all children of school going age get access to quality education.
 Mrs. De-Souza who made the appeal at the 5th Northern Regional Best Teacher and hard worker award ceremony commended teachers, especially those in the deprived areas for their sacrifice, and urged them to continue their efforts in spite of some challenges facing them.
She lamented about teacher absenteeism and interference by communities with teachers work; saying the practice, if not checked, could affect children’s education.
The Director also called on stakeholders to advocate for the celebration of people who are committed who devote to give quality education whether professional or none professionals.
This she said would motivate teachers for higher performance for the workers’ effectiveness for quality education delivery and a better for the future of the children. The director stressed that quality education of children lies in the hands of committed stakeholders to facilitate the education of the future leaders in the country.
The Northern Regional Minister Moses Bukari Mabengba in a speech read on his behalf assured the government’s commitment to improving education sector to enable all children of school going age to access quality education.
He said government has received and distributed 206,799 free school uniforms and books to pupils in basic schools in the region. About fifty-two deserving teaching and none teaching staff were rewarded with certificates, fridges, TV sets, Gas burners among other things for their contributions towards the improvement of education in the northern region.
Madam Aduku Matilda, a teacher of ST. Joseph Junior High School in the West Mamprusi District was unhappy that women could not make it up to the directorship positions in GES saying the situation embarrassing to women. she however challenged her colleagues to work harder to change the current trend.
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