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Supervision key to performance in public schools

By
Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA
     

Koforidua, Aug. 6, GNA
– Mr Stephen Abarika, the Eastern Regional President of the Girls Education
Network (GEN), says supervision and monitoring in public schools are key to
improving standards and performance of the Basic Education Certificate
Examination (BECE)

He therefore asked all
stakeholders especially circuit supervisors of the Ghana Education Service
(GES), community leaders, chiefs and elders, schools management committees (SMCs)to
upscale their role to ensure that the expected outcomes in the investment of
education especially at the basic level was fully realised.

Speaking at the maiden
meeting of the GEN, to map up strategies in improving girl- child education, he
observed that with strong supervision from all stakeholders’ public schools
including girl’s education would be improved.

Mr Abarika, who is
also the project officer of AG Care, Ghana, a social and relief organisation of
the Assemblies of God Church, said monitoring and evaluation had led to
sustainable change in entry, retention, completion and transition of learners in
some schools in the Suhum Municipality by AG-Care.

He observed that, the
institution of the GEN network indicated that there was a problem with girl-
child education, be it enrolment, retention and transition to the next level,
apart from the basic level.

He called on partners
working towards the girl- child education to step up grassroots stakeholder
participation.

The GEN is a Network
of NGOs working in the interest of promoting girl -child education in the
Region.

It consists of AG-Care,
Action Aid, and College for Ama, FLOWER, CRESCCENT, International Child
Development Programme, World Vision, Plan International, World Joy and the
Girls Education Unit of the GES among other organisations.

Among the objectives
of the GEN is to use a common strategy and platform to address issues such as
teenage pregnancies, early marriages, poverty and other challenges that
militate the enrolment, retention and transition of the girl- child in having a
sound education for empowerment.

Teenage pregnancy,
remains one of the huge challenges confronting girl -child education in the
Region.

According to Ghana
Health Service report in 2013, more than 12,000 girls of school going age were
recorded pregnant and therefore dropped out of school.

GNA

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