The Pru East and Pru West District Director of Education has expressed worry over lack of educational infrastructure impeding serious academic work in basic schools in the districts.
He said 15 basic schools in the two districts study under trees, saying, many of the schools in the two districts also lacked classroom furniture and a total of 495 desks were required to be supplied among some of the school in the interim.
Mr Amisaah raised the concern when he briefed Mr Augustine Collins Ntim, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development on the education situation in the two districts at a meeting during his visit to the area last week.
He said high teenage pregnancies were contributing to high school dropouts in the area, which was predominantly fishing communities.
Mr Amissah said despite the challenges in the education sector, the Pru East and West District scored 95 per cent in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results, and commended teachers in the area for their hard work.
He said the directorate required active and continuous support from the District Assemblies, parents and school management committees to address the problems of classroom infrastructure to create conducive atmosphere for academic work to progress.
Mr Ntim who is a Deputy Minister in-charge Rural Economic Development and Agriculture emphasised that education remain a major priority area of the government and called on the District Assemblies to address the educational physical infrastructure problems and provide more school blocks.
This will create opportunity for all school-going age children to be enrolled in schools to help achieve government’s zero mark illiteracy rates being pursued in the country.
Mr Joshua Kwaku Abonkrah, the Pru East District Chief Executive, called on the various departments under the assembly to ensure effective collaboration so to facilitate the rapid socio-economic development of the district.