Out of School Children attend classes
Zamashegu (N/R) Oct 17, GNA – Over 1,700 children out of school have started Complementary Basic Education (CBE) classes in Gushegu, Karaga and West Gonja Districts in the Northern Region.
There are 24 Complementary Basic Education classes in Gushegu, 24 in Karaga and 20 in the West Gonja districts spread in 68 communities throughout the three districts.
The Complementary Basic Education is a nine-month cycle of Literacy and Numeracy in the mother tongue.
The children enrolled into Gushegu CBE classes will learn the Likpakpaal language, while their colleagues in Karaga and West Gonja will learn Dagbani and Gonja dialects respectively.
Mr Ernest Nniakyire, Monitoring and Valuation Officer of Complementary Basic Education for GILLBT, said this at the opening of one of the CBE classes at Zamashegu near Gushegu.
Mr. Nniakyire stated that Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) School for Life, World Education, AFRIKIDs, IBIS among others, are implementing partners of the CBE project in the country.
He said UKaids is funding the CBE project through Crown Agent in Accra with GILLBT as having the overall responsibility for the implementation of the complementary Basic Education for the districts.
Mr. Nniakyire said facilitators for the project were getting training, and each class would comprise 13 girls and 12 boys of the ages of 8-14 years.
He said the children will have nine months to learn the skills of reading and writing and numeracy, and after that most of them will be ready to enter the Primary School for the Ghana Education Service and the GES wouldadd more skills for them to learn English Language.
Mr Samuel Anwaar, Gushegu District Director of Education, commended GILLBT and the other NGOs for implementing the Complementary Basic Education programme for children out of school.
He said most chiefs in the area had been informed about the project, and urged them to co-operate with the organizers to send their children to the CBE classes.
The Gushegu Districts Coordinator of CBE, Mr. Jawol Bisunna Titus, said out of 30 Konkomba communities in the Gushegu District, only seven Konkomba communities have formal basic school, representing 23 percent.
He said Tatale /Sangule District will also benefit from the Complementary Basic Education Project in 2014.
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