The Upper West Region has consistently maintained below 50 per cent performance in the BECE for the past six years.
This poor performance which serves as the foundation for secondary and tertiary schools is attracting concerns among stakeholders.
Addressing the Region Youth Parliament to mark International Youth Day in Wa, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, GES, Justine Kpan, blamed the abysmal performance on interference in the management of education especially human resource.
The PRO said that these interferences have made it so difficult for them to evenly distribute human resource within the service.
Mr Kpan identified lack of teachers’ accommodation as the bane of academic performance in the region. He therefore proposed to the District Youth Parliaments to impress upon their Assemblies to put up what is known as cluster of accommodation for teachers from different schools that are within the same locality.
This, he said would reduce time spent on commuting and increase contact hours.