Three-year educational development programme launched for Northern Ghana
The project would be funded by Star-Ghana, a multi-donor funding organisation with financial support from DFID, DANIDA and European Union (EU).
Madam Catherine Amissah, Manager of educational activities of the project, said at a stakeholders’ forum at Busunya that, the programme would seek to address challenges facing basic schools in the district.
The project will also ensure increased enrolment and retention of school-going children in school through encouraging the youth to at least acquire basic education with more attention on the education of the females, she added.
She said the programme had just started in two districts of Northern Ghana, Wa West in Upper West and Nkoranza North in Brong Ahafo, adding that, the project was expected to benefit a total of 60 schools in the two areas.
Madam Amissah said collaborators in the project included the district offices of education, School Management Committees, Unit Committees, Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), Traditional Rulers, Religious Bodies, Civil Society Organisations and the Media.
Mr James Appiah-Kusi, Nkoranza North District Director of Education, commended the management of the programme for considering the plight of the district and for the selection and launch of the programme at Busunya.