She said many children are often seen following their parents to farm due to the lack of an early childhood development centre in the community.

Nana Aba Esuon II said this to the GNA during the inauguration of a USAID supported Kindergarten building to offer early childhood education to children in the area.

The USAID provided 100,000 dollars for the construction and furnishing of KG block which was completed in June.

The KG block houses two classrooms, a staff room, dinning hall, restrooms and a playground.

Ambassador Robert Peter Jackson, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, said in the past ten years, the U.S government had funded the construction of more the 350 schools.

He said the USAID together with the Ministry of Education launched the partnership program in 2014 to improve the reading skills of at least 2.8 million primary school pupil by 2019.

Ambassador Jackson through the partnership,USAID supports teacher training, rigorous students assessment, improved school management systems and the provision of quality text books and learning materials.

“I will like to take this moment to commend the education ministry for being such a steadfast partner in the quest to usher in transformative change “, Ambassador Jackson said.

He said the goal of the partnership would ensure that children are given the foundational skills to read with understanding in the early grades of primary school.

Madam Enyonam AFI Amafuga, Western Regional Director of Education said sound learning environment was crucial in quality education delivery.

She said the facility would go a long way to abate truancy, absenteeism as well as dropout rates particularly among elder siblings who stay at home sometimes to look after these toddlers.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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