World Bank donates $156M to improve education

The World Bank has donated $156 million to build 23 new Senior High Schools to improve quality education in the country, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, Northern Regional Minister announced on Thursday.

He said seventy five deprived schools had been identified nationwide to benefit from the facility which will also cover the training of teachers to deliver quality tuition to the students.

Alhaji Limuna announced this in a speech read on his behalf in Tamale during the Northern Regional Best Teacher Awards ceremony which was organised by Ghana Education Service.

The event was on the theme: “Unite for Quality Education” and honoured 33 hardworking teachers identified in 2012 in the Region.

He indicated that the government had distributed over 3,000 laptop computers and accessories to teachers in the Region to enhance teaching and learning.

He said more of the Laptop computers and the accessories would be supplied to all colleges of education throughout the country to promote research and quality education.

He also urged labour unions to dialogue with government to resolve their challenges rather than embarking on strike actions.

The Minister congratulated all the award winners and urged them to continue to put up their best to promote quality education in the country.

The awards were in 10 categories, which included the following: Primary school, Junior High School, Senior High School, Basic School Science and Mathematics, Second Cycle Institution Science and Mathematics, Special Education, Non-Teaching Staff, Vocational and Technical Skill, Information Communication and Technology, and Kindergarten.

The winners received refrigerators, television sets, and gas cookers.

source : GNA