Sunday 30th June, 2019
By Simon Asare, GNA
Diaso (C/R), June
30, GNA – World Vision Ghana’s (WVG) Unlock Literacy program aimed at
increasing reading performance among children in primary school has made
massive impact in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region.
As a result of the project,
the percentage of student who could read with fluency and comprehension in
lower primary stood at 2.1 per cent, an improvement of the baseline survey,
which was 0.5 per cent.
Mr Irvine Yaw
Aboagye, the Area Programme Manager of WVG in the District, who made this known
during a visit to the area, said the project had 124 teachers from 32 schools
in the District.
”Our focus is to
strengthen community participation in education especially conducting of
reading and child protection competitions,” Mr Aboagye said.
He said the
project’s approach of working hand-in-hand with the District Education Office
as well as the committees on improving education had contributed to the success
of the initiative.
Mr. Robert Kwamina
Assomaning, Chief Director of Education in Upper Denkyira West, commended WVG
for the support to the district noting that the project would help improve
education in the area.
World Vision have helped improved learning in the district but we face
pertinent challenges, which hindered our efforts,” he said.
mentioned that, the inability to retain teachers in the District had widened
the teacher to student gap as few teachers have to take multiple
He urged government
to come to their aid in the shortest possible time to help bridge the gap in
the District, which was one of the best performing schools in the 2018 Basic
Education Certificate Examination.
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