Education Standards Falling In V.R -Ablakwa

Mr Okudzato AblakwaMr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education, has expressed worry over the falling standards of education in the Volta Region.

He said the issue was also of much concern to government, stating that the North Tongo District in the region recorded zero per cent in the recent past Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Speaking at the durbar of the 60th Apenorto festival of the people of Mepe, held over the weekend, Mr Ablakwa pledged that, government would put immediate measures in place to ensure a 100% mark in the next BECE.

Mr Ablakwa pledged to construct three ultra-modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centers for the Tongo area, to enable school children access ICT.

He said that there would also be a scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy Junior High School students to enable them to proceed to the Senior High School level.

”Teachers would also be well-motivated with a special award to give out their best to pupils for quality education at all levels”, Mr Ablakwa said.

He called on the people to promote personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness in the wake of the outbreak of cholera, and possible Ebola attack.

Minister for Cultural and Chieftaincy, Dr. Henry Seidu Daanaa, urged the people to unite for development, adding “unity is very vital in every state, and the gathering of many people from different backgrounds signifies the existence of unity at Mepe”.

He reminded the people that festivals are occasions for planning development projects.

The festival, which was on the theme: ‘’Unity, Peace and Development: The Concern of All”, and sponsored by Promasidor Ghana Limited, Producers of Cowbell, attracted individuals, including dignitaries from all walks of life.

Aimed at fostering unity among the people in the land, the festival was also used to appeal to government and stakeholders to assist in the development of Tongo.

Cowbell provided celebrants with its products, as part of its corporate social responsibilities to the public.

By Michael D. Abayateye





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