The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tain Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, has assured tertiary students in the district of government’s support to improve on standards of education.
In an interaction with the students at Nsawkaw, capital of Tain, he warned against the politicisation of educational programmes in the district, saying “education is a crucial sector which must be devoid of politics”.
Last year, according to the MP, he used his share of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to pay 50 per cent of the fees of tertiary students who were engaged to complement the efforts of teachers in the district during the long vacation. In all, he said he spent GH¢15,000 on the students.
The exercise, he also said impacted positively on the performance of pupils in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 2009.
Pupils in the district were said to have scored 60 per cent passes in the all subjects.
The legislator said since the district was lagging behind, that initiative should not be politicised as it was about the future of the young ones in the district.
Early this year, to reinforce his commitment towards the development of education in the district, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim procured one thousand dual desks for distribution to selected schools in the district to enhance teaching and learning in the district.