Alliance for Strengthening Education in Ghana (ASEG), a network of Christian organizations committed to improving education, has presented 3,600 prescribed textbooks to the Northern Regional Directorate of Education for distribution to 10 basic schools in the Tamale Metropolis and East Mamprusi District.
The textbooks cover four core subject areas – English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The the beneficiary schools are Kotingli Primary, Kpanvo Primary, Bagliga Primary, Nyohini Primary and Nyohini Junior High, all in the Tamale Metropolis while those in the East Mamprusi District included Lagbina Primary, Zogiligu Primary, Dagbiri boari Primary, Gambaga Primary, and Gambaga Junior High.
Edukans Foundation, an organization based in the Netherlands, which is a partner of ASEG, sponsored the procurement of the textbooks valued at GH¢35,000.00.
Mr Abu Musah, Programmes Coordinator of ASEG, who made the presentation in Tamale on Friday said it was to complement efforts at ensuring quality education and access especially in the deprived areas of the country.
Mr Abu said ASEG was aware of the textbook-pupil-ratio in the country, which was inadequate affecting provision of quality education, especially in the deprived areas and hence the intervention.
He said the presentation of the textbooks was one of a number of initiatives earmarked by ASEG to help ensure quality education and access in the country, starting with the Northern Region.
He assured that ASEG was poised to working to strengthen education in the region and appealed to the Regional Directorate of Education to support it for the success of its programmes.
Alhaji Abdulai Yahaya Iddrisu, Human Resource Officer of the Northern Regional Directorate of Education, who received the textbooks on behalf of the Regional Director of Education, expressed appreciation to ASEG for the presentation, saying the subject areas covered by the books formed the bedrock of education at the basic level.
Alhaji Yahaya Iddrisu said the textbooks would help enrich the knowledge of both teachers and pupils for improved and enhanced education delivery for national development.
He charged the beneficiary schools to put the textbooks to good use.