The Member of Parliament for Central Tongu Alexander Gabby Hottordze has expressed worry over the weak supervision of schools and children at his District.
The MP expressed his disappointment before, teachers and circuit suppervisors at short ceremony held at the forecourt of Adidome District Assembly, where he presented Motorbikes, Corn Milling Machines and Exercise Books valued GH₵ 88,000.00 to Central Tongu Assembly with the hoped that, things will change for the better.
The items presented were: “Eight (8) Motorbikes for eight (8) Circuits Supervisors, Ten Thousand (10,000) Exercise Books for the school children, and Two (2) Corn Milling Machines to The Women’s Group in two electoral Areas of The Constituency.
He said there is a need for succession planning for others to take over from them because he will never be an MP for life, stressing the point that one of the ways the youth could take over from the current leadership is through effective teaching and learning.
Presenting the items, the MP said his decision to support the school with learning materials, was in fullfillment of his campaign promise, “I’m a happy man today, The Constitutional Day to honour part of my promise to you”, “when I started my campaign for primary I promised to support education to succeed and I thought a teacher must be supported in that direction”.
This donation and other donations like over 200 mono desks to students under Free SHS and about 500 street lights for some selected communities were sponsored through his Common Fund as he pledged to do more in coming years with their support.
Receiving the items on behalf of the respective groups, The District Chief Executive, (DCE) for the Area, Thomas Moore Zonyrah expressed appreciation and promised that everything will be properly delivered accordingly, adding that “the item will enhance performance”.
The DCE revealed that, last year The BECE results show that “not even a single student record single aggregate”, a situation he attributed to Teacher absenteeism as well as students who were noted for Facebooking and whatsappping during class hours.
He again praised the MP for his works and asked for more, “our MP is very much interested in developing our area and I will not hesitate to support him to succeed”.
For his part, the District Director of Education Henry Hevi, disclosed that there will be mass transfer of teachers when schools resume.
Mr. Hevi said, “come January 15 when school resumes teachers who will have higher number of failed students will be moved to other schools to make sure that the School attains it preferred results.
He also said, this will be set as a warning to all teachers who practice immorality in schools.
He noted that, the school was able to maintain its average result in 2016 through 2017 but the signs shows clearly on the wall for 2018 BECE when the result dropped from 46 percent to 15.2 percent.
Adding that the school’s administration is not proud about the result since the near-by district are performing better than them.
The school’s administration then sought to find out the cause of the problem it was discovered that the low performance was as a result of parental neglect and immoral act on the part of some of the students and on the parts of some the teachers.
Story by Edzorna Francis Mensah