The Tain District Assembly has put in place proactive measures to help improve the academic performance of school children, especially at the basic school level, in the area.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Tain, Lawyer Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, announced a recent District Education Oversight Committee meeting that the assembly had taken very far reaching decisions aimed at ensuring effective teaching and learning environments through well-resourced supervision, monitoring and evaluation systems.
According to the DCE, the assembly would not only increase funding in the areas of provision of decent classroom accommodation, but also take in-service training for teachers and circuit supervisors very seriously.
The DCE said the District Education Directorate would adopt the Mobile Report Card system, which will enable it to ensure the daily monitoring and evaluation of the performance of schools in the district.
Madam Foriwaa Dwomoh admitted that this system requires a budgetary allocation to be able to procure smart phones for headteachers, circuit supervisors and other officials of the District Education Directorate, and that the assembly was committed to ensuring the improvement of academic performance in the district.
The DCE, who was not in doubt about the challenges facing schools in the district, such as lack of adequate furniture, staff accommodation, and decent classroom buildings, assured the members that the assembly was working hard to address these challenges.