Kamara Osman Faisal, GNA
Yagaba (N/R), Oct 20,
GNA – A total of 727 out-of-school children from 20 communities in the
Mamprugu/Moaduri District, who have benefited from the Complementary Basic
Education (CBE) programme, have enrolled onto the formal school system.
comprising 366 girls and 361 boys were out-of-school and beyond school starting
age of eight to 14 years, and through the CBE, acquired basic literacy and
numeracy skills within a period of nine months in their mother-tongues ensuring
their transition to the formal school system.
The Ghana Institute of
Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) implemented the CBE
programme in the 20 communities in the Mamprugu/Moaduri District with funding
from the UKaid, and the United States Agency for International Development, and
under the management of Crown Agents.
Mr Ernest Nniakyira,
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the CBE programme at GILLBT, accompanied
by officials from the District Directorate of Education, visited the pupils in
schools in their various communities at Mamprugu/Moaduri to assess their
Mr Nniakyira advised
teachers to support the children to adapt to their new learning environment as
they were placed in different classes as a result of their performance during
the CBE programme.
He underscored the
need for government to provide funding for the continuity of the CBE programme
by ensuring school infrastructure, textbooks and uniforms were provided to the
pupils in the schools.
He underscored the
importance of education advising parents to send their children to school
rather than using them as labourers in their farms and other domestic purposes
that deprived them of formal education.
Mr Mohammed Musah
Daab, who is in-charge of Finance and Administration at the Mamprugu/Moaduri
District Directorate of Education, commended GILLBT for implementing the CBE
programme in the district as it had helped to improve access to education among
Mr Daab assured that
the District Directorate of Education would ensure that the various circuit
supervisors worked with the teachers to motivate, and provide the needed
attention to the pupils to encourage them to be regular in school.
He urged parents to
also play their roles by providing the needed assistance to their children as
they began formal school to enable them to realize their full potential.