Tsikarts has launched an education project called Tsi K push education aimed at helping reduce problems hampering quality education in the rural areas of the country by distributing free exercise books to some selected schools in the rural areas of the country.
Speaking at the event in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Eric Tsikata stressed the need for quality education across the country adding that the responsibility does not rely on government alone but also on parents because they have to provide books and other learning materials for their wards.
He stated that most pupils in the public schools lack learning materials such as pens, erasers,text books, pencils and exercise books among st others because their guardians cannot afford them and that makes teaching and learning difficult.
He advised parents not to ignore the educational needs of their wards so that the children can become brilliant and excel at any level.
“I have been to several schools with good infrastructure, filled with several pupils who perform poorly because they do not have books to record what they are being taught. For this reason, we at Tsikarts have decided to start distributing free exercise books and other learning materials including pens, pencils, erasers and etc for pupils in public schools across the rural areas of the country to help improve the academic performance of pupils whose parents can not afford to provide learning material for their wards”, he added.
According to Mr. Tsikata, the project will be done yearly and is expected to cover all the TEN Regions of the country.
He called on other philanthropists to come in and help improve the educational system of the country in any way they can “because the children involved are the future leaders of the nation”.
He also appealed to the government to institute special incentives for teachers who accept postings to rural areas.
Tsikarts is a private establishment cultured in the production of food supplements and the promotion of alternative health through seminars.
Credit: Raissa Sambou