MP clinches educational ties with British Council
Mr John Majisi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi Nchumuru in the Volta Region, has established close bilateral ties with the British Council to help address educational leadership challenges confronting heads of schools in the area.
The partnership would focus on leadership and management training for heads of institutions, English Language improvement training and international exchange learning activities.
Mr Majisi, who made this known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday, said the training programme had already began with 40 head teachers and 30 assistant head teachers participating.
He said the leadership training was expected to address challenges relating to resource mobilisation, school collaboration and networking as well as bringing the heads up-to-date on vision setting to improve academic performance of students.
The English Language training, the MP said, would enhance the pedagogy of the teachers and mastery of the subject geared towards reversing the downward trend of students’ performance in English at the basic certificate examination level.
Mr Majisi said the international learning programme was meant to expose teachers and pupils to different cultural backgrounds to promote intercultural dialogue for effective societal integration.
He said it was his vision to promote inclusive development to enhance the quality of life of children, persons with disabilities and the aged.
The Member of Parliament had, therefore, set out four thematic priority areas on stimulating quality education, basic healthcare, empowering the vulnerable, and enhancing social skills and livelihoods.
Mr Majisi had put up a weighing centre at Worenja to serve the primary basic healthcare needs of people of Dwaedwae, Ayuakuare, Kahiako and Ndesala communities.
He said he had also facilitated the building of a six-unit classroom block with offices for Banda Boya Community to enhance quality education.
School children in the community, hitherto, were having classes under a run-down structure while others sat on stools for their lessons.