CBE Benefits 1,220 Children In Kassena-Nankana

AduAbout 1,220 children have benefitted from the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) programme in the Kassena-Nankana Municipal and Kassena–Nankana West District.

They children, who have been out of school, would be integrated would be integrated into the mainstream basic school system in September, following the successful implementation of the first phase of the CBE programme in area.

The CBE, which is being implemented in the area by Link Community Development (LCD), a non-governmental organisation in collaboration with  Kassena -Nankana Municipal and Kassena–Nankana West District Directorates of Education, with  funding from the Department For International Development and the Government, is aimed at getting children of school going-age enrolled.

Mr Augustine Ayirezang, Director of Kassena -Nankana Education Directorate, who announced the success of the CBE at a ceremony to Navrongo at the weekend to honour the facilitators of the programme, said the 1,220 beneficiaries consisted children between the ages of eight to 14 years who were taken through nine months training in basic numeracy and literacy skills.

He commended the facilitators of LCD for the impressive performance, and called on all stakeholders to support the initiative since education, as a social enterprise, needed the collaborative efforts of stakeholders.

He said the CBE programme was in line with the 2010-2020 Education Strategic Plan, which among other things focused on achieving the universal access to education for all and promoting gender equality and empowerment of women.

In a speech read on his behalf, acting Upper East Regional Director of Education, Mr Emmanuel Samba Zemakpeh gave the assurance that an enabling environment would be created to ensure the retention of the children in school.

Mr Samuel Ofori Boakye, Programme Coordinator of LCD, announced that plans were underway to begin the second phase of the programme, and urged parents to release their children to attend the classes.

As part of the acknowledgement of the work of the facilitators, each of them was presented with a bicycle, certificate and undisclosed amount.





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