November 9, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano South, Stephen Balado Manu, has urged government to stop paying lip-service to teachers and actually see to the improvement of their well-being.

According to him, a well motivated teacher will go every length to give out his/her best to ensure that the students receive the best of tuition to enhance their education.

The MP’s comment comes in the wake of the revelation that One hundred and twelve (112) Basic Schools, whose candidates sat for the 2011 BECE in the Eastern Region, scored zero percent.

Analysis of the results indicates that the region had 53 per cent passes out of the 37,589 candidates presented for the examination.

266 schools had 100per cent passes with 11,027 candidates scoring between six and 24. Eleven Municipal/District Assemblies scored50 per cent and above with the Akuapem South scoring the highest of 74 per cent.

Ten other District Assemblies scored below 50 per cent with Yilo Krobo registering the lowest score of 25 per cent.

Contributing to a panel discussion on’s Breakfast TV show, on Wednesday 9th Nov, 2011, Hon. Balado Manu who bemoaned the poor performance of this year’s BECE results across the country, noted it was important that teachers are remunerated well enough for their tedious working they do, especially as they are the first agent of education.

He partly blamed the poor performance of the students to the lack of parental responsibility as some of the parents hardly find out anything concerning the education of their wards.

“Some parents care less about academic performance of their kids, all they do is to ensure the kids attend classes and that’s enough for them, they fail to monitor their progress, obviously such an attitude will not positively shape the kids education’’ he said.

Kwadwo Anim/