GES urged to post trained teachers to Afram Plains

The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North, Mr Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to post 200 newly trained teachers to the Afram Plains.

He said the GES should ensure that teachers are sent to the various classrooms in the area, under the Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE), which began in 2009.

He said there were no teachers in most of the basic schools in his constituency while the few trained teachers in the system were applying for transfer from the area.

Mr Aboagye made the appeal when the Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi presented a quantity of relief items worth GH¢40,000 to rainstorm and flood victims in the area, as part of his three-day working visit to the Kwahu North District.

The relief items included, roofing sheets, mattresses, blankets, bags of maize and rice, rubber containers, plates, lanterns and used clothing.

Mr Aboagye also appealed to the government to provide vehicles for the police in the area, to help curb the activities of the Fulani herdsmen and their cattle.

When the District Director of Education, Mr Gabriel Adu was contacted on the teacher’s issue, he said the University of Cape Coast (UCC), which supervises their training, under the programme, is yet to release the teacher’s certificate to them.

He gave the assurance that efforts were being made by the GES for UCC to issue out the certificate to the graduated teachers for them to be posted.

The Regional Minister urged the Assembly to immediately release some of the roofing sheets to rehabilitate the teachers quarters at Amankwatornu, which had its roof ripped off.

He advised the people to plant trees around their buildings to serve as wind breaks.

Source: GNA

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