Sissala East Assembly moves to enhance education
By Sebastian R. Freiku
The Sissala East District Assembly in the Upper West Region is providing educational infrastructure for five communities in a bid to enhance effective teaching and learning at the local community level, and promote quality education delivery in the district.
The beneficiary communities, namely, Pieng, Wellembelle, Bandei, Challu and Sakai, are being provided with a six-unit classroom block, an office, a store and other ancillary facilities at a total cost of GH¢145,568.33 each.
The Kulfuo, Nabulo, Kassana and Du-East communities are also benefiting from the construction of an early child-hood care and development centre each, to give children a good foundation in education.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Alijata Sulemana, who disclosed these at the Sixth Ordinary Session of the Sissala East District Assembly recently, explained that the projects were being executed under the trees and basic school rehabilitation programme, with funding from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund). The projects, according to the DCE, have duly been completed and handed over.
She pointed out that the beneficiaries of the School Feeding Programmer in the Sissala East District had been increased from 849 to 5,450 pupils, representing 65%, with 30 more schools in the district to be taken on board, while efforts are being made to extend the programme to all basic schools in the shortest possible time.
The District Chief Executive expressed her disappointment at the performance of the Sissala East District in the Senior High School Certificate Examination (SHSCE), even though it was much better than the recent Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE) results, with the district making 48.6%.
She said that besides addressing the infrastructural needs of schools in the district, the assembly would continue to tackle the workforce component of education, by supporting 37 teacher trainees who would be bonded to serve in the district after their training.
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