Regional News of 2014-05-24

Quality of education under threat in U/E – Head Teachers

Head teachers of Senior Secondary Schools in the Upper East Region say the quality of teaching and learning is under threat due to inadequate accommodation for staff and students, encroachment on school lands and inconsistencies in the payment of feeding grants.

This was disclosed to the Regional Minister during a consultation meeting held in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

The Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Schools in the region, Patrick Tangoyiri, said though some schools in the area have improved, indiscipline is on the increase.

“We have problems with students bringing mobile phones and causing all the problems that are associated with the use of mobile phones; looking at pornographic pictures instead of studying and when it comes to exams, they want to use their phones to whatsapp questions to their friends,” he lamented.

“The next problem is the time they pay the feeding grant. This is another problem that is affecting our work as head teachers because when we don’t have the feeding grant, the boarding schools will not be able to open on time,” he added.

Commenting on students’ accommodation, he noted that the dormitories are crowded because the schools don’t have enough dormitory blocks for either boys or girls.

Source: citifmonline
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