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Nadowli Teachers Given A Bonanza

2006-06-16 13:21:00
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Teachers who have accepted postings to deprived communities in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region, have been provided with a ¢350 million incentive package.

Each of them was presented with one-and-a-half packets of roofing sheets at a total cost of ¢185 million.

Additionally, 100 needy pupils in the area have been supported with stationery, school bags and materials for uniforms. The Ghana Education Service (GES) will bear the cost of sewing.

The package, jointly funded by the Nadowli District Assembly and the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, is part of efforts aimed at retaining needy children in school to enable them to develop their full potentials. They are also to encourage the teachers to give of their maximum best to enhance effective and efficient teaching and learning at the rural community level.

Speaking at a durbar organized to mark the presentation ceremony, the District Director of Education, Peter Gas Jatoe, said the policy, which was initiated in the 2001/2002 academic year was to help brilliant pupils to make progress in education. It also seeks to alleviate poor parents of extra financial burden, ensure that children of both rich and the poor have access to education as citizens and to motivate teachers in the district’s remote areas.

Mr. Jatoe said the programme has made remarkable progress in education in the district by increasing enrolment in schools and checking pupils dropping out of school as a result of parents inability to pay wards’ fees and provide them with their needs.

The District Director urged the pupils to be encouraged by the gesture to learn hard to attain higher educational laurels.

Mr. Jatoe commended the teachers for their dedication and commitment to service in remote communities noting, “your concern for the development of education in the deprived areas of the district is clear sign of patriotism.”

Wing Commander Eric Dakurah(rtd) district Chief Executive for Nadowli, warned parents not to seize the school bags from their children and wards for their own use, such as for market and for funerals.

He also warned the beneficiary teachers against selling the roofing sheets and rather put them to good use to better their lot.

source: Times

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