Friday, June 4, 2010


THE Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tain Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, has assured tertiary students in the District of his continuous support for education to help bring a remarkable improvement in the standard of education in the district.
He gave the assurance when he interacted with tertiary students, whom he had engaged last year, to teach in the various basic schools at Nsawkaw, the Tain District capital.
Last year, the MP used his share of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to pay fifty per cent of the fees for each tertiary student after they were engaged to complement the efforts of teachers in the district during the long vacation.
In all, more than GH¢15,000 was spent last year on the students.
The exercise, according to the Tain District Directorate of Education, had impacted positively on the performance of pupils in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) with pupils scoring more than sixty percent (60 per cent) passes in all the subjects.
The Tain legislator, however, warned against the politicisation of the programme to ensure its sustainability, saying education was a crucial sector which must be devoid of politics and since the district was lagging behind ,the initiative should not be politicised as it was about the future of the young ones in the district.
Early this year, Mr Ahmed procured 1000 dual desks for distribution to selected schools in the district to enhance teaching and learning.

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