Thursday 18th August, 2016
A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA
Ho, Aug. 18, GNA – The Volta Regional
Directorate of Ghana Education Service (GES), has taken delivery of 20,942
school uniforms to be distributed to basic school pupils in the 25 districts in
The uniforms, in small, medium and large
sizes are expected to help keep the pupils in school and enhance quality
teaching and learning.
Mr Mawusi Buadi, Regional Director of
Education, who received the uniforms, noted that lack of school uniforms is a
major barrier that prevents pupils from being in school.
He commended government for the initiative
and said the uniforms could take the pupils for “at least two academic years”.
Mr Buadi expressed joy that the uniforms are
ready ahead of start of the next academic year and charged district directors
to start allocating the uniforms immediately and not keep them in the stores.
Madam Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Regional Minister
who presented the uniforms to the Education Directorate on behalf of government
reiterated government’s commitment to the education sector and said the region
is receiving its “fair share of the national cake”.
“Last year, we gave out mattresses and
furniture, early this year, we gave vehicles to senior high schools and
education offices and now, school uniforms.
All these are to help parents save some
money for other issues so a lot is happening, the region is receiving its fair
share of the national cake,” she stressed.