The only vehicle at the disposal of the Ningo-Prampram Directorate of Education broke down eight months ago.
This is hampering supervision of schools as Circuit Supervisors of Education use their own resources to travel to schools in remote areas without reimbursement.
The Ningo-Prampram District Director of Education, Mrs. Matilda Amy Quartey, disclosed this last Thursday, when the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah, donated 39 computers and accessories worth GH¢60,000.00 to the directorate and 28 basic schools in the area.
She appealed to stakeholders to support the directorate to repair the 17-year-old vehicle or purchase a new one, acquire a printer and bigger office accommodation.
According to Mrs Quartey, staff of the directorate struggled to visit schools in remote areas, where the roads were in bad condition, mentioning Kpatchermidor, Someh, Lakpleku Djinahor and Otchebleku.
She said there was slight improvement in the 2014/15 Basic Education Certificate Examination results in the district, attributing the poor performance to unavailability of learning and teaching materials.
Mrs. Quartey thanked the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly for building more classroom blocks and providing and furniture to school thereby promoting education in the area.
Mr. Mensah advised the beneficiaries of the donation to put the computers to good use, adding “education is the bedrock of development and ICT plays an important role in it.”
He appealed to the assembly to help provide a vehicle, and construct a befitting office and accommodation for the directorate on a 20-acre land donated by the Prampram Traditional Council.
Picture 001 Caption: : Mr. Mensah (middle) delivering his address. Those with him are Mrs. Quartey (2nd front left) and Mr. Matthew Tay, Coordinating Director of the assembly.
From Godfred B. Gibbah, Prampram