in examinations would no longer be tolerated - Ofosu-Ampofo
Koforidua, Oct 15, GNA- Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Eastern
Regional Minister has stated that the scoring of zero
percent in examinations by schools was not acceptable
considering the huge investments government makes in
He called for the overhauling and strengthening of the
supervision division of the directorates of education,
adding that heads of public schools be tasked to perform
better and render accounts of examination results.
The Regional Minister was addressing the 16th conference of
Directors of Education (CODE) at Koforidua on the theme,
"Financing Pre-tertiary Education-the Role of Stakeholders".
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said the scoring of zero percent at the
basic examination levels calls on directors of education to
re-double their efforts and performances.
He said directors of education must ensure judicious
spending of funds according to lay down procedures, and also
ensure that teachers who go on study leave with government
pay, returned to the classroom to improve the standards of
Dr Joseph Annan, the Deputy Minister for Education said as
managers of education it behoved on them to ensure that
government had value for money by supervising the activities
of the schools to ensure that standards were not
He indicated that government's heavy investments in
infrastructure and logistics must get a responsive
performance from directors who managed the educational
system as a stakeholder.
Dr Annan noted that for the parent stakeholder not to be
overburdened with its role, government had introduced
subsidies to alleviate the plight of the parent and urge the
directors to ensure that schools did not levy the children.
The Deputy Minister, said government also recognized the
relevance of technical and vocational education and would
therefore accelerate enrolment into such courses to meet the
demands of the oil industry.
He said without the technical and vocational education,
Ghana might not benefit fully from its oil industry, as
skills such as welding, plumbing and other related ones
would have to be imported.
Dr Annan assured the directors that Government would improve
the conditions of service of teachers especially the
directors and urge them to discharge their duties
assiduously to justify the call for better conditions from
The President of CODE, Mrs. Sophia Awotwi, said as directors
they were confronted with challenges of indiscipline
especially among teachers.
She called for empowerment by the Ghana Education Service
and the Ministry of Education, by standing by them when it
came to unwarranted opposition towards disciplinary measures
taken, so that the dignity of the director was not further