Residents of Bong County have called on the National Government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) to train more female teachers for the classroom.
Speaking recently at a 2-Day Policy Dialogue at the Youth Center in Gbarnga, under the theme: Making Service Delivery Work Through Social Accountability, the Director of IREDD, Mr. Harold M. Aidoo said, the policy dialogue was aimed at identifying the needs of the people in Bong County most especially the rural areas.
The Director also used the occasion to assured the participants of the national conference also that will highlights all of the challenges in the county and how Government can address some of its.
The participants said, there is a need for government to train more people in the classroom most especially the female in the rural areas to help the work of the male teachers.
According to the participants, the government needs to built additional classroom that will help to avoid the over crowdedness of many institutions in the county and help ensured better learning atmosphere for teachers and students in the classroom, they said.
“We want to called on the National Government to provide logistics to County Education Officers (CEO) and District Education Officers (DEO) to improve monitoring of school materials and ensure that strategies are put into place to help teachers get their salaries at the various campuses in the county.”
They further called on the Government to help fight other challenges on the campuses of the public schools in the county including the issues of sanitation and latrines that is posing serious problems for students and teachers as well as other staff of the various schools in the county.
According to the participants, the issue of library in the county was lacking especially in the public schools, which is causing some for students out there and called on the Government to help build some library for the students and the teachers, they lamented.
The participants said, there is a need for government to train more people both national and international to help strengthen the issue of poor performance of the students in the classroom.
They used the occasion to expressed thank and appreciation to the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) for the program that allowed their challenges and constraints to be aired through the policy dialogue.