The Asiakwa location of the SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, (SOSCV) under the ‘Quality Education Now’ (QEN) project has taken steps to ensure poor academic performances in public schools becomes a thing of the past in the East Akim District.
In view of this, the NGO has organised School Performance Appraisal Meeting (SPAM) to bring together major stakeholders in education, teachers, Head teachers and parents to discuss the challenges that hinder quality Education delivery and the way forward.
The meeting was also to set a range of achievable targets for the least and the best performing schools in the district.
At the meeting, Mr Samuel Abrokwa- Boye, the Project Coordinator for QEN highlighted the need for all to team up and have frank and open discussions to enable stakeholders propel the level of education in the Bunso community.
He said parents and teachers play a major role in the upbringing of their wards and therefore urged them to be committed to their responsibilities.
He mentioned inadequate Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) in schools, insufficient practical lessons and explanation of unfamiliar words to students to be some of the major challenges that, the SOSCV-QEN observed in some public schools during their routine monitoring.
Mr Boye entreated the traditional leaders in the area to put in place measures and by- laws that would control the movement of pupils in the night to minimise the immoral activities of the children.
He urged school Heads to often invite parents to the school to discuss pupil’s academic progress as well as attitude, conduct and interests.
He tasked all to be mindful of their role as stakeholders and play their part to bring quality education to the futures leaders in the community and the country at large.
Mr Boye therefore pleaded with the community members to own the school and make sure that children have access to a more conducive environment in order to promote effective teaching and learning in the area.
The ‘Quality Education Now’ Project was introduced by the SOSCV as a way of dealing with obstacles that hinder the attainment of quality education especially in public schools.
The SOS Children’s Villages Ghana is a non- governmental Organization with over 40 years experience in care and support of orphans and vulnerable children.