Diabene (WR), Aug.
17, GNA – Nana Aba Esuon II, Queen mother of Diabene community in the Sekondi
-Takoradi Metropolis, has said children within the community will no longer
follow parents to the farm but attend school to study.
She said many children
are often seen following their parents to farm due to the lack of an early
childhood development centre in the community.
Nana Aba Esuon II
said this to the GNA during the inauguration of a USAID supported Kindergarten
building to offer early childhood education to children in the area.
The USAID provided
100,000 dollars for the construction and furnishing of KG block which was
completed in June.
The KG block houses
two classrooms, a staff room, dinning hall, restrooms and a playground.
Peter Jackson, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, said in the past ten
years, the U.S government had funded the construction of more the 350 schools.
He said the USAID
together with the Ministry of Education launched the partnership program in
2014 to improve the reading skills of at least 2.8 million primary school pupil
through the partnership, USAID supports teacher training, rigorous students’
assessment, improved school management systems and the provision of quality
text books and learning materials.
“I will like
to take this moment to commend the education ministry for being such a
steadfast partner in the quest to usher in transformative change “,
Ambassador Jackson said.
He said the goal of
the partnership would ensure that children are given the foundational skills to
read with understanding in the early grades of primary school.
Madam Enyonam AFI
Amafuga, Western Regional Director of Education said sound learning environment
was crucial in quality education delivery.
She said the
facility would go a long way to abate truancy, absenteeism as well as dropout
rates particularly among elder siblings who stay at home sometimes to look
after these toddlers.