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Academic Performance in Saboba District Declining – Saboba chief worried

The paramount chief of Saboba, Uchabobor John Mateer Bowan has expressed his disappointment in the continuous declining of academic performance of students in the area. According to the chief, in recent times, students who sat for their final exams both at the Junior High and Senior High level failed woefully.

He said stakeholders in education in the area must look into the worrying phenomena and offer immediate solutions to it.  Uchabobor Bowan made this known when the Deputy Minister of Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjor together with the Director General of Education, Professor Opoku Amankwa visited Saboba to commensurate with the families of some nine students who died after they drown in water on their way back from their head teacher’s farm.

The unhappy chief made a passionate appeal to the minister to as a matter of urgency conduct a complete overhaul of the Saboba District GES Office to ensure its effectiveness.

“What is worrying is that, at the time the academic performance of students in the area is soaring, we are seeing these things. The last time I was in a meeting at the regional house of chiefs and when they showed the performance of the Districts, Saboba was last and I was very ashame of myself”.

“I appeal to the deputy minister and the director General of Education to do a complete overhaul of the Saboba District Education office”.

The chief also express his disappointment in the death of the nine students. He questioned why teachers of the area will not focus on the dwindling academic performance of the students but is interested in laboring the children.  He said the act by the teacher to send the children to his farm amounts to child labor.

“In my view, what the teacher did amounts to child labor and I appeal to the minister and the director General of Education to deal with the matter to the end”.

On his part, the deputy minister of Education, Reverend Ntim Fordjour assured the chief and people of Saboba the education ministry’s commitment to solving the issues. He pledged that the request by the chief will be granted as soon as possible. Reverend Ntim noted that, in the meantime the teacher has been interdicted by GES.

Source: ghdailynewsupdate.com

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