Honorable Robert Dwomoh Mensah, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asutifi South in Ahafo Region, has urged Circuit Supervisors (CS) in the region to help improve the standard of education because the government is tackling their major challenge.
Hon. Robert Dwomoh Mensah said this at a brief ceremony which COVID-19 protocols were closely observed, to present nine new registered motorcycles with helmets on behalf of the government under the auspices of the Ministry of Education to the circuit supervisors in his district.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo led government has agreed to provide circuit supervisors in the country with the required items to undertake intensive supervision at basic schools. This is to improve upon education, which is essential for development in the country.
He explained that Ahafo Region has many schools in the hinterlands where accessibility is extremely difficult, and because of this, circuit supervisors are unable to frequently visit schools to assess heads and other staff, in order to enhance education. And that challenge is solved with these motorbikes at their disposal.
He revealed that most heads and teachers at schools in remote communities are underperforming – due to the absence of motorbikes for circuit supervisors, because they are confidently aware that their officers can not visit to assess them as expected.
” It’s pathetic to see how heads and teachers at schools where circuit supervisors don’t visit often – perform” he lamented
Hon. Robert Dwomoh Mensah said, to whom much is given, much is expected, so from now on circuit supervisors in the region, especially in his jurisdiction, have no excuse not to force teachers to provide the best education for pupils just like those in the country’s urban areas.
” The habit of lateness, truancy among others on the part heads and teachers must come to an end now that government has adhered to your call,” he told the circuit supervisors.
He stated, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) government has education at heart, that is why many initiatives are been commenced. So circuit supervisors who are part of the government must also ensure appropriate discharge of their roles, for effective results for the educational sector.
On whether the availability of the motorbikes will bring positive results in the educational sector, the DCE confidently said yes. In his explanation to support his stance, now directors of education at the district level will compel the beneficiaries to visit schools to check heads and teachers knowing there are no challenges as compared previously.
The Director of Education for Asutifi South District, Mr. Ekow Quansah, on behalf of the directorate, thanked the government and Ministry of Education for responding to the major challenge facing circuit supervisors in their line of duty.
To him, the government wants education in the country to be best and for such a goal to be achieved, all stakeholders must be equipped with the needed materials just like how circuit supervisors have received theirs today. He said, recently directors of education in the country have received new pickups from the government to help them perform well showing clearly that the government is down to earth when it comes to uplifting the country’s education.
He said the presence of the motorbikes will assist them to keenly monitor the activities of heads and teachers at communities where vehicles can not reach due to poor nature of roads therefore the government needs commendation.
He advised them to practice the culture of maintenance for the bikes to last. ” Take them as your own properties because keeping the bikes in good shape will make your work easy,” he told the beneficiaries.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the government and explained that discharging their duties was not easy at all with the absence of the bikes but now that the government has made provision for that they have no excuse.