DCE blames game centres for academic results

Hajia Alima Mahama — Minister of Local Government

Hajia Alima Mahama — Minister of Local Government

The District Chief Executive for Ayensuano, Ms Florence Govina has declared war on managers of the various game centres within the district.

She said the assembly would constitute a taskforce to patrol communities in the district and seize all games in the district.

According to her, the emergence of those games centres has had negative impact on the outcome of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the assembly, she said out of the registered 1,387 candidates who wrote the exams, only 712 representing 51 per cent of the students passed as compared to 76 per cent pass in 2016.

Ms Govina expressing her disappointment in the abysmal performance of last year’s BECE results, called for an urgent action to curb the situation.

The DCE attributed the fall of education in the district to the numerous game centres preventing children from going to school to learn, stating that it is worrying to see children of school going age patronising game centres in the district during school hours.

 

She said as parts of efforts to prevent the school children from playing games at the various game centres, particularly during school hours, the assembly would go after the game centres.

 

The task force, she said would ensure that the children stay in school and take their studies seriously to improve academic performance.

Ms Govina also appealed to parents and guardians to show some level of responsibility by frequently monitoring the performance of their wards in the schools.

 

Speaking on revenue mobilisation, she said, it continued to be a major challenge because many of the residents feel reluctant to pay their taxes.

 

She revealed that the assembly will from next year adopt a new method to generate revenues for the assembly aside the usual market tolls which it largely depends on as a major source of revenue.

From David Kodjo, Ayensuano.

 

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