June 19, 2013

About 47 percent of teachers in schools under the Sissala East district in the Upper West region remain untrained, the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie disclosed.

Indicating this in an interview with Ghanamps.gov.gh, the MP mentioned that the challenge is a debacle seriously affecting the standard of education in the district.

She said the problem coupled with other forms of challenges was causing a strain on the efforts marshaled by stakeholders to improve quality education within communities of the district.

With a boost in infrastructure in education by government, the need for more teachers in the basic schools has become apparent, but the MP contended that the teacher deficit in the district was disturbing.

She said there was no justification that teachers had no better incentives in recent times, however she observed that commitment by teachers to remain in the teaching field is utterly failing.

She alleged that more individuals are gradually leaving the field for other areas like politics, as she dared for a research to authenticate her position on how many teachers are even vying for DCE positions in the recent appointment by President Mahama.

Madam Sulemana Gbentie expressed unhappiness with the current teacher-pupil ratio across-board in the district, as she quoted about 1:60 or more in some villages.

She therefore advised teachers to be dedicated in their profession and give off their best to assist boost the standard of education in the district.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/Ghanamps.gov.gh