Assembly Members should help enhance education delivery
Madam Philippa Banson, Nkoranza South District Director of Education, has urged Assembly Members to help educate parents on their roles and responsibilities as stakeholders in their children’s education.
She suggested the holding of educational campaigns on the importance of education so that the people could support their children accordingly.
Madam Banson was sharing ideas with the Assembly Member for Asuoso Electoral Area, Mr. Akrapim Baffoe, as part of the directorate’s measures to find out the causes of the downward trend of education in some basic schools in the district.
She expressed concern about how a number of parents shirked their responsibilities that made their children to face problems at school, emphasizing that such negative attitudes affected the education of the children.
Madam Banson called on other stakeholders to join in the campaign to enhance the provision of quality education to move the district forward.
She appealed to religious leaders to use the pulpit to encourage parents to show greater interest and support the education of their children.
The district director advised the youth to be disciplined and obedient to their parents and guardians so they could receive greater support and encouragement in their education.
Mr. Baffoe said lack of means of transport and financial support were major challenges facing Assembly Members in the area and called on the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to provide motorbikes to Assembly members.
He appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to arrange for monthly allowances for Assembly Members to enhance the work.