Since the creation of the District, the District directorate of Education in collaboration with the District Assembly is making efforts to improve education in the District. With regards to educational facilities, there are thirty-three (33) primary schools, eighteen (18) Junior High Schools and two (2) Senior High Schools.
The Directorate of Education has no office accommodation. However, the Director and his skeletal staff are being accommodated in a temporary office which is not conducive for administrative work. The situation with residential accommodation is no different. The staffing of both teaching and non-teaching staff is quite appalling. The District has 287 teaching staff, out of which 74 are community teaching assistants under the National Youth Employment Programme, 35 untrained teachers and 87 volunteer teachers. Despite these figures, there still exist vacancies of 132 in the Primary Schools and JHS.
To ensure effective implementation of educational plans and programmes, the Lambussie-Karni District is divided into five circuits namely Lambussie East, Lambussie West, Cheboggo, Hamile and Karni. This helps to give effective guidance as to how to run the District properly in dealing with academic and administrative matters.
Enrolment And Staffing
The Lambussie-Karni District has a total number of 31 Kindergartens with a total population of 2,035 pupils. All the 31 Kindergartens operate under trees with only three (7) trained teachers. The rest of the teachers constitute those under the National Youth Employment Programme and Community Volunteers.
There are a total of 51 Basic schools in the District. Out of which 33 are primary and 18 junior high school. The total enrolment stands as 8,939 pupils for both primary and junior high schools. The basic level can boast of just 117 trained teachers. The teacher pupil ratio stands as one teacher to seven-six pupils (1:76). There however a considerable high number of untrained teachers who outnumber the trained teacher. The District has in existence only one public Senior High School at Piina and a private one established by the Catholic Church at Hamile. Total enrolment for both schools stands at 207 at the close of 2008/2009 academic year. Staffing at this level is also a problem.
School infrastructure at the basic level is highly encouraging. Solid and more durable classroom blocks are fast replacing the switch school buildings, a few are still in existence in a number of communities. School furniture is also adequate. Every primary and junior high school as at the end of 2008/2009 academic year had dual desk for all children. However teacher’s tables and chairs, cupboards for storage of books and other teaching and learning materials are inadequate. Infrastructure at the SHS level is woefully inadequate. The schools lack basic facilities like adequate classrooms, Dormitory blocks, and staff bungalows among others.
The BECE performance in the District had rather been on the low side. Performance over the years suggest that majority of candidates fell within aggregate 25-30 which could hardly get them good schools. The table below shows the pass rates obtained over the last medium term. The poor BECE performance is attributed to the relatively small number of trained teachers in the District coupled with inadequate teaching and learning materials in the schools.
Date Created : 11/15/2017 1:52:40 AM