Anloga District Assembly rescues schools from chalkboard exam

Anloga District Assembly rescues schools from chalkboard exam

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Views: 137 Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku, VR, July 5, 2019, Fri, 7:oopm The Anloga District Assembly says it will absorb the cost of mobilising examination ma...

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Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku, VR, July 5, 2019, Fri, 7:oopm

The Anloga District Assembly says it will absorb the cost of mobilising examination materials ahead of an end-of-year examination for all primary and junior high school pupils in the district.

The assurance comes in the wake of a letter from the Municipal Education Directorate asking all headteachers in Keta, Ketu South and Anloga Districts to write examination questions on chalkboards for pupils to provide answers on their own pieces of paper.

The Municipal Education Director for the area, Mr Michael Yaw Tsuiatorfe explained that the move, which is in line with the government’s Free SHS policy, is to stop the abuse of examination levies by headteachers in the area.

In an interview with bridge news, the Chief Executive of the Anloga District, Mr Seth Yormewu revealed that the said directive has been withdrawn and the Municipal Director of Education has been directed to furnish his office with the cost involved in organising the examination.

Mr Yormewu said: “We’re doing work for mother Ghana and if we have any problem, the first thing he [Mr Tsuiatorfe] needed to do was to let us know and if we are not able to solve it, then he can write on the board before these things were circulated on social media.

“He has apologised for what he did, so, I’ve arranged another meeting with him to come and sit down so that we can see how best we can help our students to write the exams in printed form and not to write on the blackboards for them. So, I want to assure the parents that we the assembly are going to take it up and we are going to help the students and schools to write the exam, so, in the end, we all live in peace and harmony. We’ve asked the Director of Education to bring the bill concerning the total cost of the printing paper which our students are going to write…”

 

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