The Central Regional Minister, Mr. George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has reaffirmed government’s determination to improve education in the country and ensure every child has equitable access to quality education.
He said it was in line with this vision that emphasis had been placed on infrastructural development in educational institutions across the country in addition to the provision of needed educational supplies and equipment.
He said these when he presented assorted teaching and learning materials and school uniforms on behalf of central government to the regional education directorate for onward distribution to the various districts.
The routine supplies to be distributed to public basic schools for the 2016/2017 academic year which started a few weeks back, comprised 22,218 teachers’ notebooks, 17,066 class attendance registers and 202,657 boxes of chalk.
Also included were 16,752 school uniforms for needy pupils under government’s special social intervention scheme, brings to 16,752, the number of uniforms allocated to the region, so far under the scheme.
Mr. Ricketts-Hagan touted government’s achievement in the education sector such as reduction of schools under trees, increase in capitation grant and the ongoing construction of 200 community day senior high Schools nationwide of which he said the region has its fair share of 14.
He advised the pupils to take their studies seriously and tasked the respective directorates of education and teachers to play their roles effectively to raise the standards of education in the region .
The Regional Director of Education, Mr. David Afram who received the items, expressed gratitude to government and the sector ministry for the supplies, and was optimistic that it would help to enhance quality education delivery. He tasked the districts to ensure swift allocation of the supplies.
From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast