July 10, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Ho Central,Hon. Benjamin Kpodo says a comprehensive programme launched in the constituency to resolve educational challenges will soon be rolled out seriously to give education a leap in the area.

He indicated that plans were afoot to properly implement the strategies designed under this move which will ostensibly serve as a roadmap to enhance the fallen standard of education across-board.

He claimed performance of pupils who for the past two years have sat for the Basic Education Certificate Exams in the municipality was poor, thus reflecting a decline in the academic laurels of school children.”We are critically not making 50% mark success on our results in the BECE for the past two years”, he stressed.

This came up in an interaction with the MP after the commissioning of a library facility meant to equip the knowledge of school children in the municipality.

The project was realized through Joy Fm’s read 100 project currently being implemented in selected deprived areas in the country.

The project nurtured by Joy Fm had massive funding from the State Insurance Company(SIC),which forms part of its corporate social responsibility in the area.

The MP also partnered the project, as he financed a sum of GHS 1,014 to stock the facility with assorted books from Afram publications.

On the kind of strategies put on the drawing board to secure quality education and also give education a facelift, Hon. Kpodo said he together with the assembly and the Education Directorate will make efforts to improve educational facilities and also retool the skills and capacity of teachers as their roles and input critically forms the bedrock in the performance of pupils.

He reiterated that they will also embark on organizing mock exams periodically for final year students in order to prepare them well for their BECE.

He was however optimistic that this august project (library facility) secured for the area will influence the development of quality education in the municipality.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/Ghanamps.gov.gh