Kpone-Katamanso Private Schools Association inaugurated

From Godfred Blay Gibbah, Gbetsile

From Godfred Blay Gibbah,

The Kpone-Katamanso Private Schools Association has been inaugurated with a call on private schools to instruct kindergarten pupils in their first language (mother tongue) to ensure a effective learning of other languages.

The Kpone-Katamanso District Director of Education, Ms. Rosina Adorbor, who made the call, expressed concern that many private schools in the area were obsessed with teaching early learners in English in spite of the fact that doing so in their mother tongue helped to lay a better foundation in education.

She lauded the contribution being made by private schools in educational delivery in the district.

According to her, 200 private basic schools had registered with the directorate while others were being encouraged to do so adding that the District had only 53 public schools.

Ms. Adorbor, however, urged the private schools not to allow the desire for profit to adversely affect on the quality of education they provide.

She said inspection conducted by her outfit revealed that some classrooms in private schools were dimly lit, a situation that could affect the sight of students in future.

She therefore advised the affected schools to improve illumination in their classrooms.

The president of KKPSA, Helina Akiti, gave the assurance that the association would among other objectives champion the welfare of private schools and serve as a platform to engage other organisations.

Other executives are Ike Nartey, Secretary; and Mrs. Brejei Nanro, Treasurer; Selorm Mawujro, Public Relations Officer; Ahmed Osei-Tutu, Financial Secretary and Cephas Gati, Patron.

The Chief of Gbetsile, Nii Teye Kojo, who chaired the function, congratulated the private schools for their unity of purpose which he said would help them to improve educational delivery in the district.

He was worried that most private schools in the area chose to teach Twi instead of Ga, which is the native language.
That according to him, was hindering efforts to preserve the culture of the Ga-Dangme people.

From Godfred Blay Gibbah, Gbetsile.

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