Views: 1,171 When education is falling there is no doubt that the future is between the rock and the hard ground. But, the District Chief Executive (D...
When education is falling there is no doubt that the future is between the rock and the hard ground.
But, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Krachi West Mr. Douglas Osei-Nti said two years on the roll, the area came second to last in the BECE, scoring 215th position out of over 216 schools in the Volta Region.
To this point, Mr. Osei-Nti at his office Kete-Krachi told the bridge news weeks ago that shortly on assumption of office, the DCE said he had organised a stakeholder meeting which brainstormed causes and ways to revive the embarrassing trend.
According to him, the forum came out with a number of decisions which included each school creating a managing committee comprising teachers, parents and opinion leaders to seek a turning point and the Assembly providing Science, Mathematics and English Language textbooks to all Junior High School (JHS) in the District.
On the long term note, he said the Assembly would build a well-equipped model school to encourage both teachers and other critical personnel to stay in the District to work. He said often some officers had to travel out of the deprived communities in particular during weekends to their families elsewhere and they do not return punctual to post for that matter working hours lost to the District.
Also, the DCE stated that some 22 Island communities in the Volta Lake peninsula District were without electricity and 54 others without both electricity and roads, and that water in most of the District was not safe either.
In the meantime, he said the District was on construction of a Community Health Improvement Services (CHIPS) compounds at Bomoden, and a three unit-classroom block at Kwakuae, Ahiamakyei and Old-Wurator.