Minister worried over educational standards
By: Musah Umar Farouq, Wa
THE UPPER Regional Minister, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana, has called for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to address the major challenges of the region particularly, improving upon educational performance at the basic and second cycle levels.
Alhaji Sulemana, who was speaking at the Annual Education Performance Review, said many of our public basic schools were not producing the desired results for various reasons, among which he mentioned the lack of adequate infrastructure and supervision.
He said even in the midst of these challenges, the schools can do better if we intensify monitoring supervision, and enforce discipline among teachers and pupils.
The Minister said realising that formal education was central to the achievement of national aspirations, the government had put in place a number of measures to improve formal education.
Alhaji Sulemana said the government had focused on infrastructural development in the educational sector for accelerated economic growth and the development of the country.
He stated that there had been an unprecedented infrastructural development in the region since the elimination of schools under trees, with significant development, particularly, in the senior high schools.
The Regional Director of Education, Mr. Mahama Iddrisu, indicated that the review performance was to take stock of previous activation, as well as to socialise, share, discus plans initiated by the Education Directorate in the region, and to formulate strategies to improve upon education delivery in the coming years.
Meanwhile, Mr. Iddrisu has expressed gratitude to the government for the provision of free school uniforms, books, school infrastructure, laptops and vehicles to support educational activities in the various districts of the region.
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