The Upper West Regional Minister Hon. Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih has call for a concerted and collaborative effort of all stakeholders in education to improve upon performance at the basic and second cycle level.
Dr. Bin Salih said quality education in the Upper West Region remains a challenge and that many of the public basic schools are not producing the desired results for various reason among which were: lack of adequate infrastructure and lack of adequate supervision
He noted that, he believe that even in the midst of these challenges we can do better if we can intensify monitoring, supervision and enforcement of discipline among teachers and pupils.
“Let us bear in mind that even with the best infrastructure best results can be achieved without effective monitoring, supervision and discipline. There is therefore the need for all stakeholders to play their respective roles as policy makes, educational authorities, implementer s and parents for the desired to be attained”, he explained.
Dr. Bin Salih said this in a speech delivered on behalf of him by the Upper West Regional Coordinating Director Mr. Gilbert Nuuri-teg at a book donation ceremony to Wa Regional Library on Thursday 18th April, 2019.
He commended the management of Rescue to effective learning through creative application and support for suffering orphans and victims of the broken homes-Ghana (Relcassovb) for implementing this laudable project to complement the effort of Ghana Education Service.
“I believed strongly that it will go a long way to improve on the quality of education in the Upper West Region”, he noted.
RELCASSOBV Ghana, a nongovernmental organization based in Wa, supplied 100 assorted books to management of the Upper West Regional Library with a call on government to prioritize creative arts education to boost job creation.
The organizations believes granting top priority to Creative Arts Education in the country would unearth many hidden talents of the youth and help create vast employment opportunities for those without jobs.
Board Chairman of RELCASSOBV, Dr. Prosper B. Laari who is also a senior lecturer at the University for Development campus in Wa said basic school teachers and pupils require relevant resources to facilitate the teaching and learning of Creative Arts but do not have, hence the NGO’s gesture to assist the regional library with the materials.
He said successive administrations have played vital roles in revamping Ministry of Tourism and Creative Art industry but there had been “no direct connection” between the Ministry and Ghana Education Service
Music icon and Founder of Wiyaala Foundation, Ms Nuellla Wiyaala, called for a review Ghana’s educational curricular to place more emphasize on Creative Arts, Vocational and Technical subjects.
According to her, the western world has advanced in music and film acting through what is being practiced in schools right from infancy to adulthood but the story here in Ghana is different.
Sharing her experiences, she said in Europe, Creative Arts and Information and Communication Technology are compulsory and opportunities are given to children to practice music at studios or operate computers in laboratories but unfortunately in Ghana little or no attention is given to the two subjects.