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General News
GES will reverse disparities 1/18/2007
... between the urban and rural schools
Nkawie (Ash), Jan 18, GNA- The Ghana Education Service (GES) will pursue rural-centered education development programmes that would reverse the disparities between the urban and the rural schools.
Mr Eddy Obeng-Darko, the Atwima-Nwabiagya District Director of Education who announced this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Nkawie, said the GES has instituted incentives that would motivate trained teachers to accept postings to the rural areas.
He said a special dispensation of two years instead of three years for the rural certificated teachers to qualify for study leave with pay to pursue tertiary education has been instituted as part of the incentives.
Mr Obeng-Darko said adequate teachers'' living accommodation have also been provided in the most deprived rural areas to offer decent accommodation for the teachers.
Education, he said, can only benefit the whole society if all stakeholders made frantic efforts to develop and improve its quality. He said the school and the community should be well informed on educational policies and programmes to enable them to contribute towards the improvement of education.
Mr Obeng-Darko commended teachers who accepted postings to the rural areas for their valuable and selfless services rendered towards the areas social-economic development.
He also expressed the directorate''s appreciation to the communities for the provision of meaningful support for the teachers, which he said have made life bearable for them and implored other communities to emulate the gesture.


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