He said “The Gateway to English” text book was adjudged the best English text book in the 2014 by an evaluation team of the Ministry and expressed regret that the Ministry had gone to procure sub-standard books into the system.

He also urged the Ministry of Education to see to it that, the Ghana Education Service (GES) resumes sponsorship of subject associations to GATE conferences.

He said “teachers don’t pay dues and the Association lacked a national secretariat or a network responsible for dues collection”.

“In this regard, sponsorship by way of subject association, conferences and workshops would help strengthen the association”, he added.

Mr Mohammed Sorogodoo, DCE for Sagnerigu, who deputized for the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Abdallah Abubakari speaking on the theme: “Raising the standard of education in Ghana:- the importance of English Language” said English Language is important to the socio-economic development of the country.

Alhaji Mohammed Haroon Cambodia, the Northern Regional Director of Education, urged teachers of English Language to use appropriate techniques and methodologies in teaching to impact knowledge in pupils.

Alhaji Cambodia advised teachers to attend classes regularly to improve the lot of the pupils.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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