The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Tetteh, has urged heads of schools, teachers and parents to help save the education sector.


Mr Tetteh noted that academic performance, especially at the basic and second cycle levels, was gradually deteriorating and, as a result, negatively affecting performance at the tertiary level.


The Regional Minister was speaking at the opening of a workshop organized by Education and Management Training Foundation (EDMAT) for heads and senior staff of Senior High Schools in the Eastern Region.


He, however, gave the assurance that government would improve school infrastructure, supply the right numbers of teaching and learning materials, and afford teachers the opportunity to undergo training programmes as well as better their welfare.


“The policy to offer Free Senior High School education to eligible pupils in September 2017 has been boosted with the formation of the committee to bring this plan into fruition,” he added.


In an opening address, Mrs Gertrude Mensah, Eastern Regional Director of Education, indicated that capacity building for staff in the Ghana Education Service (GES) was essential to be abreast of the current developments in the education sector.


Mrs Mensah identified the lack of supervision and monitoring as factors responsible for the poor performance in public schools, and gave the assurance that EDMAT would train heads of schools to supervise teachers to inculcate discipline in students to enhance academic performance.


The Executive Director of EDMAT, Mr Robert Okyne, in a statement, said as experts in education and training in the supervision and monitoring of schools, EDMAT would mobilize all the resources to that effect.


Mr Okyne, therefore, appealed to the Heads of Schools to attach importance with the training for the desired impact to be made.


Source: ISD (Evelyn Harvey)