October 18, 2010

The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah, has urged teachers particularly those in the rural areas who were hired during the 2010 Population and Housing Census exercise to immediately go back to the classroom.

Lots of teachers across the country were engaged as enumerators in the month- long national exercise to ensure that it was effectively carried out.

The 2010 Population and Housing Census exercise which started on the 26th September was originally scheduled to end on 1Oth October but had to be pushed forward to 17th October after several calls for extension since many people had not been counted.

The Census Secretariat has once again extended the exercise for three days to Wednesday 20th October 2010 to ensure that those left to be counted in isolated places, particularly within the Greater Accra Region, are covered.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show, the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah, stated that teachers should not use the 3 -day extention period as holidays to rest in their homes, but return to the classroom as they cannot afford to absent themselves now that school have re-open since the pupils will need their services.

He called for the teachers who were hired for the exercise to be disengaged during the mopping-up exercise, as their continuous absence from the classroom will negatively affect the academics of the pupils.

Hon. Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah, expressed hope that the National Census Secretariat will use the 3- day extension period, to address challenges encountered in other areas to ensure that everyone is countered.

He added that with the huge funds supplied for the exercise, the Secretariat has no excuse to fail in executing a good work.

Story by : kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh