I Am Aware Project in the Central Region, Ekumfi District.
March 1, 2017 by
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As part of the Social action plan developed to improve service delivery with regards to key challenging sectors by State and Non state actors recently on the “Iamaware” project, a delegation of 15 members made up of Queen mothers, Chiefs, Head of families, Concern citizens and Unit committee members from 3 communities was led by a renowned journalist Mr. Ebo Quansah with great concern for the falling standards of education in the Nyimfa Division of the Ekumfi Traditional Area.
The team had separate discussions with Head teachers, Teachers and students of the schools to have first hand information on the falling standards.
Below are some identified challenges gathered from the Head teachers and Teachers;
Lack of parental care, Inadequate teaching & learning materials from government, Inefficient community engagement and other stakeholder activities, Watching television series e.g Kumkum Bagia, Veera etc. Hunting with dogs and gambling among others.
Government to roll out school feeding program to some communities like Ekumfi Atakwa, Ekrawfo and Nyimfa.
Strengthen the PTA/SMC obligations
Set policies, By Laws and Sanctions for all (parents, Heads, Teachers, Pupils and Students)
Establish education fund to help needy but brilliant students
Organize award winning programs, educational trips to enhance learning.
In-service training for teachers- introduce other effective teaching and learning strategies, extra classes and other club activities.
Teachers showed sign of relieve as the team expressed their concerns, most of them were open to dialogue, they were eager to go the extra mile due to the team’s presence and support. Students have been encouraged to cultivate the habit of learning because of other motivations like, awards, excursions, school feeding programs and frequent visitation by GES field supervisors.