The Ga West Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Addo Danquah, has commended students in both private and public schools in the area, for their excellent performance in the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) examinations.
He said in 2016, 83.9 per cent of students passed the BECE with aggregate 6 to 30 as against 77.8 per cent in 2015.
Mr. Addo Danquah was addressing a School Performance Appraisal Meeting (SPAM), organised for stakeholders in education drawn from the municipality.
It was attended by the Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Atuquaye Quaye, Member of Parliament (MP) for Trobu, Mr. Moses Anim, Circuit Supervisors, head teachers, students, assembly members and parents.
Mr. Danquah asked stakeholders to work together to promote education in the area, and to ensure efficient teaching, monitoring and supervision.
He said the Municipal Education Directorate has targeted 85 per cent pass for 2016 and 2017 academic year.
Mr. Danquah mentioned overcrowding in classrooms, lack of textbooks, the shift system, and lack of vehicles as problems facing the school.
He complained that Circuit Supervisors were not reimbursed money spent on lorry fare.
Stakeholders said education was a shared responsibility, and urged teachers and parents to play their roles effectively to ensure that students performed well.
They have expressed dismay that, children of school going age could be seen in the night, loitering about at funerals and gambling.