North East Region: Minister tasks MDCEs, GES to address poor performance of students

Yidana Zakaria, the North East regional minister, has tasked municipal and district chief executives (MDCEs) to collaborate with district directors of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the region to draft an educational sector strategic plan, which aims at improving students’ performance in the region over the next five to seven years.

He further indicated that some parents in the region had neglected their parental roles and thus contributing to the poor performance of students.

He encouraged parents to take more interest in the wellbeing of their children and their academic performance.

This was during a stakeholder meeting organised by the regional directorate of the GES to review the performance of students in the basic and second-cycle schools in the region.

The minister implored the chiefs and opinion leaders to collaborate with the district directors of education to develop educational policies which could be implemented in all six districts of the region to improve the performance of students. He encouraged the stakeholders to complete the strategic plan by June 2023.

The minister made this appeal after the regional director of education, Simon Amokose, had revealed that statistics from the 2020 to 2022 BECE and WASSCE results showed that students’ performance in the region was poor.

Amokose said, “Education delivery in our region over the years has not been in [sic] a good story. Whiles other regions are scoring above 50% in the BECE and WASSCE, that of North East Region is falling below 20%.

“This is worrying and we must, as a people, put our best foot forward otherwise we are left behind. I don’t understand why we have free Senior High School, free basic school, free education, and yet our people are not helping to take advantage.”

He also lamented that teachers were refusing postings to Chereponi, Bunkprugu, Yunyoo-Nasuan, and Mamprugu Moaduri districts. They preferred postings to West Mamprusi Municipal and East Mamprusi districts.

He tasked the stakeholders to find possible solutions to address the problem since it affected the performance of children in the four districts.

SOurce: asaaseradio


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