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BUILSA N: Azantilow II worried over falling standard of Education

The Falling standard of education in the Upper East Region over the past five years has been of a major concern to many stakeholders, who often express their concerns at the least opportunity.  The latest to add his voice is the Paramount Chief of the Sandema Traditional Area, Nab-Azagsuk Azantilow II.


Date Created : 5/20/2014 11:44:28 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

The Falling standard of education in the Upper East Region over the past five years has been of a major concern to many stakeholders, who often express their concerns at the least opportunity.  The latest to add his voice is the Paramount Chief of the Sandema Traditional Area, Nab-Azagsuk Azantilow II.

The Chief said the poor performance of students at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the area was partly due to the absence of a College of Education to produce teachers to augment the work of those posted from other areas.

Nab-Azagsuk Azantilow II said this when the Upper East Regional Minister, Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, paid a courtesy call on him as part of his familiarisation visits to paramount chiefs in the region, to formally introduce himself to them and ask for their support to execute his development agenda. Stating that the greatest asset of a nation was its youth and who needed to be given the needed education, the Chief, therefore, called for the concerted effort of all stakeholders in education to address the problem, which was now engulfing the region, and the country at large.

Nab-Azagsuk Azantilow II appealed to the government, through the District Assemblies, to, as a matter of urgency, institute a scholarship scheme to students for further studies, as a way of enticing them to study hard to revive the falling standards. Dr. Ephraim pledged support to engage the chiefs at a forum as part of his yet-to-be-implemented Regional Development Strategy, aimed at enhancing the development of the region.