West Mamprusi District has more than 113 classrooms without teachers at the primary level.
In addition, 83 kindergartens are without teachers, Assistant Director of Finance and Administration of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Mr. Charles .B. Midzira, disclosed this at Walewale during the district level celebration of National Volunteer’s Day organized by the Net Organization for Youth Empowerment (NOYED) ;ast Saturday.
At the Kindergarten level pupil teacher-ratio stands at 101:1 while at the primary level the district records 44:1 which seems to meet the national average.
The celebration, which brought together many volunteers of the national service scheme and other volunteer individuals serving as teachers, was to encourage them to continue giving out their best to enhance quality education in rural areas.
He said West Mamprusi District had 100 kindergarten schools, 120 primary schools and 65 Junior High Schools and at each level the teacher-pupil ratio was not the best and commended the volunteer teachers who he noted had been immense benefit in filling the gaps.
Mr. Midzira called for concerted efforts of all Ghanaians particularly teachers to strive hard in whatever situation they found themselves, for excellence and eschew practices that were likely to impact negatively on education.
Finance and Administration Manager of NOYED-Ghana Mr. Mohammed Awal Abukari, indicated that the NGO is committed to improving the quality of life of the youth and the vulnerable through the implementation of sustainable quality programmes.
He said his outfit entered a partnership with VSO to promote local volunteer initiatives so as to encourage the youth to make visible their contributions in achieving the MDGs.
The occasion was also used to present certificates to some volunteer teachers who were trained in lesson notes preparations and classroom management.