Municipal Chief Executive Officer for West Gonja Municipality, Musah Kusubari and the Savannah Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Hajia Katumih Nantogmah Attah have called on all Stakeholders in the Savannah Region, especially parents and community leaders to join hands in addressing the low education standards in the Region.
According to the statement, quality education does not come in a vacuum, hence, the need for all to put themselves together and work towards it.
The Savannah Region presented a total number of 3,366 WASSCE candidates with 1,787 being males and 1,579 females.
The two stakeholders were reacting in an interview with JoyNews on the Region’s performance where all nine public senior schools continue to perform below expectation.
In an exclusive interview with JoyNews during their visit to some examination centres of the ongoing West Africa Senior Schools Certificate Examination in nine senior high schools where the region is said to have performed poorly in 2018, 2019, and 2020 WASSCE.
“It is true that things are not going the way as expected in the education system here, but we are not sleeping over it. We started something and that is why we are here to encourage and motivate the students to give off their best. The Teachers alone cannot produce the good results we all need unless all of us come together and pull that out”, the West Gonja MCE said.
Mr. Kusubari also urged the candidates to challenge themselves and prove all doubting Thomases wrong.
On her part, the Savannah Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Hajia Katumih Nantogmah Attah said all hands must come on board for effective dialogue towards an effective sustainable collaboration towards high educational standard for the region.
“In fact, myself, my headmasters, and teachers have worked very well. When I came, at least, I was informed about the position of the region in terms of exams and we have really worked, by teaching them (Students).
Well, there are so many things (challenges), it could come from all angles, parents, students, teachers and even the community that we are living in”.
She said the responsibility in education is very huge and everybody has a role to play so far as education is concerned.
She maintained that “if someone is doing his or her part and others leave theirs like that, definitely it is not going to work well.
So we are still going round identifying them and talking to those concerned that it is a team work we should all put ourselves together, come together,” she insisted.
Statistics from the Savannah Regional Secretariat of Ghana Education Service indicated that from 2018, all nine senior schools in the Region scored below four percent (4%) while in the following year (2019), again, all nine schools scored below five percent (5%) and at the 2020, only Bole SHS pulled up with 12% while six other schools all scored between zero and one percent in the same year.
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