The Daily Graphic shares in the call by the Business Development Minister, Dr Ibrahim Awal for a stakeholder engagement to map out effective strategies to improve the academic performance of students in the north. The paper highlights teachers’ unwillingness to accept posting to that area as a major bane. It notes that efforts of most non-governmental organisations in the north have not reflected in outcomes and therefore it is necessary to re-adjust the efforts and shift strategies to attempt to elicit a favourable outcome which includes using the many professionals of northern descent as ambassadors and role models to project the essence and value in education. The Graphic proposes a special motivational package for teachers who accept postings to deprived areas to boost their morale.
The Ghanaian Times is happy with the stance of the Vice President and believes he was speaking the minds of a silent majority of people who cringe at the length to which politics is taking the country by the tribal anchor on which it is hinged, in contemporary times. The Paper is saddened about the manner in which people tear each other apart, throwing themselves into tantrums and shouting themselves hoarse over issues that could be settled amicably through simple dialogue and communication. The Times thinks it is only in an avenue of peace and commitment that the country can maintain cordial ties with each other as individuals and neighbours.