The Welfare Officer of the Bole District Education Directorate Mr Backah Peter has urged parents to make the education of their children as major priority.
He called on parents to spend much of their earnings on their children’s educational needs.
Mr Backah made the call on Saturday when he appeared on Yagbon radio local program dubbed”Jaanuor Buur” on the topic the effects of covid-19 on the educational sector within the Bole, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba and Wa West Districts.
He advised parents to show much interest in the education of their children, especially at the early stages, as education remains the only legacy they can bequeath them in life.
Mr Backah urged all parents and guardians to invest more in the education of their children as he said quality education called for sacrifice, stressing that investing in the education of the child was necessary to address child delinquency, and other irresponsible behaviour on the part of children who did not have proper upbringing.
According to him education was a shared responsibility and that a country that failed to develop its people intellectually faced the challenge of opting out of the ‘global village’ where knowledge and transformation were the order of the day.
Also speaking on the same topic on the increasing number of school drop out among various communities,Mr Naawminkuma Dari Peter, a teacher with the BoleD/A JHS mentioned inadequate number of schools, furniture and textbooks, and not prioritizing the education of children have been identified as key factors contributing to the high school drop out of children in basic schools in the areas.
He, therefore, called for the need to provide basic educational needs for the children, provide educational infrastructure in the communities, strengthen supervision of schools and ensure equitable distribution of teachers to schools to improve the situation to ensure that children remained in schools.
Mr. Dari, urged community members to play their roles by helping to supervise schools as well as lobby government for educational infrastructure to ensure that their children accessed formal education.
During the course of discussions, communities such as Tinyekuraa, Dandebyiri, Kuumanakoraa, Nyoonbokoraa, Dasokora, Meeyiri, Nofiyiri, Norchiteyiri and Jamarkoraa among others have no children returning to school after schools were reopened after the outbreak of covid-19.
About 200 girls across the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region could not return to school when schools reopened after the COVID-19 outbreak.
This was revealed by the District girl child officer during a meeting with the MP for Sawla after he presented Maths sets for BECE candidate at the directorate.
According to the officer initial investigations indicates that these girls have resorted to trading instead of education.
She therefore appealed the MP for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Constituency Hon Dari Chiwiitey Andrew to help them initiate a recovery program for these girls.