Denkyembour District Assembly Holds District Education Oversight Committee Meeting
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 6th July 2023
On Thursday 6th July 2023, the District Education Oversight Committee of the Denkyembour District Assembly held its third meeting for the year. The committee which is mandated by law to oversee all activities relating to education met to discuss issues on PLC Training Workshop Issues, BECE Results Analysis for 2022 Performance amongst others.
The chairman for the committee; Honorable Seth Birikorang Ofosu who doubles as the District Chief Executive welcomed all members to the meeting and expressed his gratitude to members for making it to the meeting despite the short notice in date of the meeting. He also mentioned that the district assembly has matters of education as a priority hence the importance of the committee in meeting every quarter to deliberate on issues of education.
The District Director for Education; Mr. Thomas Moore Mensah Tsorhe briefed the house about PLC Training Workshop. He mentioned that the National Teaching Council organized some training workshop for all teachers within the district which was a contributing requirement towards renewing their license. He mentioned that there was a new program which would be introduced by the Ghana Education Service from next academic year. A 12-week training program for teachers had already commenced for some selected teachers on the new standardized way of teaching.
The Chairman for the committee also briefed the house on the Okyehene Model School. He mentioned that Okyehene’s initiative of building model schools within the Akyem enclave saw the district benefit from 2 No three unit classroom block at Dwenase and Wenchi. He mentioned that the assembly would furnish all the classroom block upon completion of the buildings. He then urged all members especially the Education Directorate to see to it that learners would have to occupy the schools.
The Education Director also briefed the house on the completed Boadua Presbyterian Boys Senior High School. He mentioned that the Presbyterian Church of Ghana had completed and handed over a new Senior High School to the Education Service of Denkyembour District to enhance education within the district. He added that admissions into the school for the next academic year might delay and encouraged all members of the committee to help in relaying the information to their various communities and institutions.
He lastly added the analysis of 2022 BECE performance to his presentation. They key focus on the analysis was the poor performance of some schools within the district. He mentioned that students from 20 schools within the district failed to obtain between aggregate 6 and 30 which made them score 0%. He added that measures were put in place to improve upon the performance of the results which included an organization of Super Mock for the 2023 prospective candidates to test them ahead of the 2023 BECE.
The chairman for the committee in his closing remarks expressed his gratitude to members for their views and opinions for the meeting and mentioned that all recommendations from the committee would be looked at. He also tasked the secretary to come out with a plan for monitoring of selected schools within the district.