GNECC marks Action week in Cape Coast

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GNECC marks Action week

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNEC), a network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has marked the Ghana Action Week for Education (GAWE) with a call on all to contribute their bits to promoting quality and inclusive education in the country.

The Regional celebration was commemorated with an engagement with students and teachers of the Kubease L/A basic school in Cape coast in the Central Region.

It was celebration under the theme: Building a Resilient Pre-Tertiary Through Inclusive Planning.

The Action Week celebration falls under the Coalitions mandate, as a member of the Global Campaign for Education, to demand for inclusive and gender sensitive education that is key to overcoming social inequalities.

GNECC marks Action weekSpeaking at the event, Mr. Pius Dzinyela, the Regional Chairperson of GNECC indicated that his outfit was a driving force to endure that Government and other stakeholders did their part in improving quality in the educational system.

He maintained that, GNECCs pressure on Government to ensure digitalization, creating a disability friendly school environment and the prompt capitation grants was a step in the right direction.

He said the theme was apt because, it was aimed at increasing domestic funding of education targeted at marginalised groups and extend education to all children.

The week long celebration, he said would help relevant stakeholders engage in discussions on how digitalization could enhance learning opportunities.

The Chairman lauded Government’s efforts in adding up numbers to as well as recognizing Vocational and Technical institutions under the Free Senior High School (SHS) initiative.

GNECC marks Action weekHe was quick to demystify the misconception that vocational and technical studies were for the less intelligent students adding that it was the deal breaker for strings of unemployment and poverty in the country.

Mr. Dzinyela further urged students to be advocate on the essence of education and the need for parents to enroll their wards in schools because education was a fundamental right for all.

“lets be positive and fight for quality , let’s not relent and say our voices do not travel enough , when there’s a will , there is surely a way” he added.
Mr. Ebenezer Ansah, a Member of GNECC said parents and guardians have a role to play in providing quality education for their wards .

“provide supplementary support to your wards to complement Government’s efforts to improving quality education for all”
He further urged them to see the need to enroll their disabled children in schools especially as the education system was moving steadily in an all inclusive system

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