Mr James Appiah-Kusi, Nkoranza North District Director of Education, has commended the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for partnering the Government towards the provision of quality education in the country.
He reiterated that the efforts and support from donor agencies in promoting education in Ghana was overwhelming as the government alone could not shoulder all the responsibilities in developing the country.
Mr Appiah-Kusi made the commendation when addressing about 60 stakeholders in education at an Education Advocacy Forum at Busunya.
It was on the theme: “Improving Quality Education in Nkoranza North District-The Role of Stakeholders”.
The forum was organised under the Partnership for Accountable Governance in Education (PAGE) Project, a USAID – Ghana educational intervention, which has been designed to improve education from basic schools, especially primary education.
Mr Appiah-Kusi expressed appreciation to the efforts of USAID – Ghana in initiating interventions to improve upon education in the communities to move the country forward since education was the bedrock of every country’s development.
He announced that under the PAGE project, Circuit Supervisors in the area had been provided with motor bikes to facilitate their movements to offer support to teachers in the communities.
Mr Appiah-Kusi pointed out that teachers, circuit supervisors, School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) had in addition, received Capacity Building Training to enable them play their respective roles to improve on the standard of education in the country.
He announced that under the PAGE project, monitoring and supervision had improved in schools in the communities, adding that the improvement reflected in the district’s performance at this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) as the candidates obtained 84 per cent passes.
Mr Benedict Beyuo, Headmaster of Yefriman Senior High School (SHS) emphasised that all schools were community-based and therefore stressed the need for parents to support the activities of teachers to improve on education.
He expressed concern about the manner some parents refused to provide their children with their basic needs for school and advised such parents to change their attitude since education of the youth was a shared responsibility between the Government and all stakeholders.
Mr Beyuo said teachers, as agents of change, should educate their pupils and students to develop a moral upright life so that they would be fit for the society after acquiring the necessary education to contribute towards national development.
Mr Emmanuel Kungi, Nkoranza North District Coordinating Director, gave the assurance that the Assembly would provide the necessary infrastructure and furniture for the schools to make their environment conducive for teaching and learning.