CAMFED dialogues with district directors of education on performance

Mrs Elizabeth De-Souza, Northern Regional Director of Education has attributed the poor performance in education to poor supervision, and suggested the need for directors of education and circuit supervisors to help improve performance.

She called on the leadership of the Ghana Education Service to ensure that there is massive improvement in the performance of students as way of alleviating poverty.

Mrs De-Souza made this know in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of an educational review forum, held on Thursday in Tamale.

The forum, which was dubbed: “Planning to Achieve Improved Performance in Education” was organised by the Campaign for Female Education, (CAMFED) a non-governmental organisation, working towards education of the girl- child in the country.

It brought together district educational directors and girl education officers from Northern, Upper West and Central Regions to discuss, share ideas and develop efficient and effective measures to improve performance in education.

Mrs De-Souza said the region have many educational challenges such as poor reading habits among pupils which could have been checked at the lower levels of  basic education.

She said reading could be used as a yardstick to promote children as was done some time ago to measure reading skills and competence.

Mrs Deloris Dickson, Executive Director of CAMFED said, her outfit had rolled out many programmes that sought to educate, protect, respect and value every girl child to grow to realise her full potential for a better future.

She said beneficiaries of the programme would be assisted with basic needs such as books, uniforms and other logistics to retain them in school and also bring other benefits to them as individuals, their families and their communities.

Source: GNA

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