Wurapong, Aboa-Osuboninya JHSs Receive Generators For Studies

The Wurapong and Aboa-Osuboninya Junior High Schools in the Yilo Krobo municipality of the Eastern Region, have received two generators worth GH¢3,600, from Mr. Davis Narh Koboo, the Chairman of Rite 90.1 FM, a private radio station at Somanya. 

This is to assist the final year pupils to study and prepare adequately for the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).This was in response to an appeal by the pupils from the two deprived schools, on the station’s programme; “District education watch”, at which they attributed their abysmal performance at the BECE, to the unavailability of electricity in their communities.
During the programme, it came to light that 11schools have over the past three years, been scoring zero per cent each, at the BECE. Between 2011 and 2013, the municipality recorded 25.7, 35 and 47.7 per cent respectively, in the examinations.
According to Mr. Koboo, he was touched by the plight of the pupils, hence the donation.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Municipal Directorate of Education, Mr. Joseph Agbeko, has attributed the abysmal performances to both teacher and pupil-absenteeism, and the luke-warm attitude of some parents towards the education of their wards.
And to halt the trend, teachers in the municipality who absent themselves from school, would forfeit their salaries to the state.
The Deputy Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Ms. Augustina Dedo Odonkor, disclosed the monitoring of schools has been intensified, while parents have been asked not to engage their wards in house chores, at the expense of their studies.
She appealed to the Ministry of Education to provide motorbikes for the field officers to facilitate and enhance the monitoring and evaluation of the schools. From David Kodjo, Yilo-Krobo

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