Act firmly to cut out waste and corrupt practices – Minister

By
Sampson Adu-Poku, GNA

Kumasi, Aug 24, GNA
– Directors of education have been asked to do more to cut out the waste and
purge the service of corrupt practices.

Professor Jane Naana
Opoku-Agyeman, the Education Minister, said everything must be done to check
the false claims, remove the ghost and fake teachers from the system.

She made the call in
an address read for her at the 23rd annual meeting of the Conference of Directors
of Education (CODE) in Kumasi.

“Investing in
quality education for positive transformation of the youth for national
development” is the theme chosen for the five-day event.

It has brought
together in excess of 230 divisional, regional, metropolitan, municipal and
district directors from across the nation to review their activities and
re-strategize to improve performance.

Prof Naana
Opoku-Agyeman underlined the need for them to ensure timely submission of
reports and inputs to facilitate the early release of funds for their
operation.

She said the
government was determined to provide the needed infrastructure, logistics and
materials to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the schools.

“Indeed the effort
of the government in this direction will be sustained and modified to ensure
that the system is well resourced.”

She invited all
stakeholders to accept to work together to create academically-friendly
environment to raise performance.

Prof Otoo Ellis,
immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
Technology (KNUST), urged the directors to remain committed and dedicated to
job of working to improve the quality of education.

They should provide
strong leadership through effective supervision of schools for optimal use of
the contact-hours, he added.

GNA

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