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About three hundred new pupils who are expected to report at the Savelugu Experimental School in the Northern Region will be feted today as part of this year’s First Day at School Programme celebrations.
The First Day at School programme, has been designed to soften the impact of the first day at school for children and also to sensitise the public on the need to send all children of school-going age to school as well as serve as attraction for children of school-going age to enroll.
Speaking to the District Co-ordinating Director, Mr John B. Atogiba, indicated that about sixty five schools in the area would also be visited today, adding, "President J.A Kufuor is expected to grace the occassion".
Coincidentally, today marks the beginning of the 2007 Educational Reform Programme.
The DCD noted that the educational reform was a step in the right direction and expressed the hope that the programme will be sustained.
He said as part of measures to embrace the programme, three additional schools which are currently at the completion stage would be handed over for pupils to utilise in three weeks.
Also, Mr Atogiba said the district assembly is sponsoring 300 teacher trainees.He explained that these teachers are bonded so that they return to the district to teach after their training.