Narayana Support System institutes Teachers’ Award Scheme for rural communities

By Conrad Kadbury.

The Former Deputy Oti Regional Minister, Maxwell Blagodji has called on Communities to actively participate in management of schools in their localities to enhance education delivery.

He noted that the Community’s involvement in education especially in remote areas will support the government’s efforts at improving the country’s education systems.

Mr. Blagodji was speaking at the launch of the Nkwanta South Municipal Teachers Award Scheme instituted by Narayana Support System a Non-Governmental Organisation at Nkwanta in the Oti Region.

The Narayana Support System for teachers is aimed at motivating teachers, particularly in rural areas to put in their best to raise academic standards in schools in the Oti Region. The project is presently being piloted in the Nkwanta South Municipality and it is envisaged to be expanded to cover the other 8 districts of the Region.

The Former Deputy Oti Regional Minister, Maxwell Blagodji lauded the Narayana Support System for the initiative and was hopeful that it will encourage teachers to put in more effort to improve academic performance in schools within the Municipality.

“Education is the bedrock for national development in any civilised society, and there is the need for key stakeholders like teachers, parents and communities to contribute their quota to quality education delivery,’’ he noted.

The Planning, Research and Records Officer at the Nkwanta South Municipal Directorate of Education, Dr. Paul Yidu lauded teachers in the Municipality for their zeal to improve upon education in the area in spite of inadequate social amenities and infrastructure.

“I urge the government to review conditions of service of teachers to make the teaching profession more lucrative.’’

The Executive Director of Narayana Support System, Charles Osei Nyarko disclosed that apart from the Teachers Award Scheme, the organisation would periodically organise Science and Math Competitions for students in the region to broaden their horizons.

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