Public schools were designed to ensure that all children irrespective of where they come from get access to comprehensive basic education. However, some children in certain communities in the country do not have access to public schools.
To address these concerns, the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the Government is utilising the school mapping tool which would align the supply and demand for the education and future needs of Ghanaian citizens, especially children.
Ghana’s most vulnerable children in deprived communities are more likely to miss out on school.
These children live in poverty and face many barriers to accessing education. Some are obvious and this is when these children either have to walk for long distances to have access to a public school.
What then happens to children with disabilities? For other children, there is none to go to in their communities as well as neighboring communities. For lack of any other option, these children are forced to stay at home.
According to the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum his outfit is working with stakeholders in the education sector to implement various strategies to complement their efforts to ensure equitable access to quality education from early childhood to adolescence, including for children with disabilities, marginalized children and those living in humanitarian and emergency settings.
All children have the right to go to school and learn, regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money their family has.
Quality learning requires a safe, friendly environment, qualified and motivated teachers, and instruction in languages students can understand. It also requires that learning outcomes be monitored and feed back into instruction.
By: Oforiwa Darko.