The No cost Senior Significant School Coverage has increased enrolment in secondary colleges by 69 for each cent within the last a few decades, Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia claimed.
“There was a whole lot of skepticism about whether we could actually put into action the absolutely free senior higher faculty training, but with conviction and resolve we started out it and now senior higher faculty enrolment has long gone up by 69 per cent in just 3 decades, it exhibits many individuals would have been sitting down at home.”
He said education and learning was a requirement and a significant software for sustainable nationwide improvement and governing administration was fully commited to making it easily accessible and reasonably priced to all Ghanaian young children.
Vice President Bawumia claimed this as the Unique Guest of Honour at the Samanpiid Festival of the chiefs and individuals of the Bawku Conventional Region, on the theme: “Harnessing the Financial, Social and Cultural Heritage of our Men and women for the Progress of Kusaug”.
He admitted the infrastructure troubles hampering the sleek implementation of the Policy, leading to the adoption of the double observe system and reiterated government’s commitment to addressing it.
“It has not been quick, we know we have to make far more constructions so that we would be equipped to quit the double keep track of procedure and go into a solitary keep track of procedure. But the double keep track of, notwithstanding, it is superior for the children to be in college than to be sitting at home.”
As a end result, he said, governing administration was enterprise a significant infrastructure investment decision in many senior high schools across the region in a bid to give the essential facilities to build conducive natural environment for the little ones to study.
He said: “At the coronary heart of some of our challenges in the north in general is the difficulty of instruction. What is apparent is that no issue what we do, no matter our methods, if we do not establish the human capital, if we do not teach our little ones, then it will come to be challenging to have accelerated progress in our localities and our country.”
“However, one particular of our complications in sending our little ones to college was the price associated with senior large faculty education and mainly because of that many of our youngsters could not go to school”.
Dr Bawumia said aside from the excellent expenditure the Governing administration was creating in education and learning, it was committing sources to improve other essential areas of the overall economy that had the potentials to switch the country’s fortunes for superior.
He claimed by the Government’s flagship programme Planting for Meals and Positions (PFJ), 1.4 million farmers across the state benefitted from subsidised fertilizers, enhanced seeds and agriculture extension solutions.
Out of that amount, 206,204 farmers were from the Upper East Region and that experienced appreciably led to plentiful harvest this 12 months.
Vice President Bawumia famous, for instance, that the production of maize enhanced from 46,000 metric tonnes in 2017 to 152,000 metric tonnes in 2019, adding “We are making four warehouses in the Area to be in a position to store these.”
He gave the assurance that all the 150 dams would made by the close of 2020 to make drinking water easily readily available for farmers to undertake all yr farming, especially in the dry year, to control migration and provide respectable work opportunities for the youth.
He indicated that the north experienced been still left driving for a incredibly long time and the Govt was fully commited to applying professional-bad procedures to improve advancement and urged the citizens to aid the programmes for prosperous implementation.