By Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA
April 16, GNA - Ms Ivy Owusu, the Kwahu
East Director of Education, has called on traditional authorities to ban school
children from patronizing game centres.
She said it has
a major problem for teachers and the District Ghana Education Service (GES)
because it was affecting the academic performance of students in schools across
Speaking at a
social audit forum at Hweehwee in the Kwahu East District, she said it was
worrying at the rate at which children were becoming addicted to game centres
instead of sticking to their books.
The forum was
organised by the Kwahu East Directorate of the National Commission for Civic
Education (NCCE) in line with a project being implemented by the NCCE with
support from the European Union.
project aimed at promoting transparency and accountability at the Municipal and
District levels of the local governance system and was a way to deepen grass
root participation in the execution of development projects.
In order to
reduce the menace, Ms Owusu said, parents must provide their wards with their
educational needs to enable them learn hard.
She assured to
liaise with the district assembly to provide furniture to all public schools in
the district to promote effective teaching and learning in the schools.
Owusu, the Acting Director of the Kwahu East NCCE called on Assembly Members to
meet regularly with their constituents, identify their immediate needs, for the
Assemblies to capture them in their development plan based on priority.
He noted that
the local people should monitor and supervise projects if the Assemblies engage
them in the awarding of contracts at the initial stage.
He said, it was
imperative for the communities to know the cost and duration in the
construction of project to make them well informed to help guard against shoddy
works and create a sense of ownership among the people.