45% of JHS students in Salaga North drop out of school

PupilsAbout 45% of students from the Junior High Schools in Salaga North end their education due to none existence of Senior High Schools (JHS), Mr Alhassan Mumuni Member of Parliament (MP) for the area has said.

He said although the nine JHS in the electoral area train and educate many students every year, however, only a hand full progressed to the other levels of education.

The MP was speaking at the 56th Independence Day celebration themed: “Partner and Innovation for Building a New and a Better Ghana” at Kpalbe.

A total of nine schools, farmers, seamstress, workers of the Volta River Authority and traders took turns to march.

He said many people in the area were poor and ignorant due the distant nature of educational facilities in the area.

Mr Mumuni appealed to government through the Ministry of Education to consider establishing SHS for the area as part of the 200 Community Day SHS project to enable the school to absorb the students who graduate from the JHS.

Mr Mumuni said as part of effort to demonstrate its readiness and support for the SHS, a chief in the area had promised a land whiles plans were far advanced to launch an initiative called Salaga North Endowment Fund in early April, 2013 to support brilliant but needy students.

He pledged to provide seed money of GHc5,000, adding that the MP’s 30% share of the District Assembly Common Fund would be dedicated to the growth of the endowment Fund.

As part of measures to unearth spots talents in the area, he presented a trophy, sets of jersey and football to support the inter schools competition which would commenced soon.

Mr Mumuni advised parents and guidance as well as other stakeholders in education to take interest in social, psychological, physical development of their children.

Source: GNA

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