By: Murtala Issah
The Paramount chief of the Wungu Traditional Area in the North East region, Nazori Alhaji Saaka Sulemana has distributed exercise books to pupils in schools under his Paramouncy to enhance teaching and learning.
The initiative is part of measures put in place to improve education in the area and ensure sustainable socio-economic development.
At a durbar to officially distribute the exercise books, stakeholders took turns to encourage parents to complement the efforts of teachers in instilling discipline among pupils in Wungu and its environs.
The Wun-Naba set up an educational endowment fund in March this year to address the falling standards of education and to empower young men and women under his jurisdiction. Like most rural communities in Ghana, poverty remains a major challenge in the area. It is a major barrier in efforts to attain quality education.
Access to books and other stationery, are usually out of the reach of parents, making the journey through basic education a challenging one. As part of efforts to address some of these gaps, the Wun-Naba, is rallying support from all stakeholders to uphold their responsibilities in promoting education in Wungu.
The spokesperson for the chief, Dr. Abdulai Abubakari, disclosed that, the books are part of some fifteen thousand exercise books the chief intends to distribute this year.
A member of the Educational Fund committee, Salifu Dokurugu Ziba, in his address, cautioned pupils against unproductive activities such as “organising simpa dance at night instead of studying”, adding that, “you can attend all the dances you want when you successfully complete your education and gainfully employed.”
He urged parents to take interest in the education of their children and support the efforts of teachers in instilling discipline.