Mr Fred Herbert Kpoor, Municipal Director of Education for Birim Central Municipality, has appealed to teachers in the area to help improve the performance of students at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr Kpoor made the appeal when he interacted with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Media Auditing and Tracking of Development projects team at Akim Oda.
The project is sponsored by STAR-Ghana and is aimed at promoting transparency and accountability at the district level to support the socio-economic development of the Municipality.
He called on all stakeholders to come on board to help find a lasting solution to the problem.
Mr Kpoor said, last year, the municipality registered 1,714 candidates, out of which 1,692 wrote the examination with 841 scoring between aggregate 6 to 30, representing 49.71 percent,
He said 851 also had between aggregate 31 and above, which represented 50.29 per cent.
Mr Kpoor complained about the refusal of some parents and guardians to support their wards? education and appealed to them to change their attitudes and consider education as the best investment they could make for their wards.
He appealed to parents to see their children?s education as a profitable investment and help them to reach wherever their academic brilliance could take them.
The Municipal Education Director cautioned that his outfit would not entertain any lackadaisical attitude from teachers and urged them to work hard to improve the academic performance of the children.