The Akyemansa Educational Institutions can be categorized into public and private. The institutions range from Kindergarten, Primary, JHS and SHS. The total educational institutions number 207, with public covering 173 and private making up 34. It is the responsibility of the District Assembly to ensure that each child of school going age has access to education. The effort of the private sector is also welcomed since to achieve greater results, government needs to partner with the private sector to improve on service delivery.
The average performance of basic schools is very low and as such the District
Assembly in collaboration with the District Directorate of Education and the Catholic Church established about two years ago a model Junior High School to prepare pupils from all parts of the District who show sign of promise for the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The school is in its second year and the management of the school hopes to achieve good results when they present their students at the third year for examinations.
The two second cycle institutions in the District which are Ayirebi Senior High and Akokoaso Senior High Schools are not adequate to admit the number of students for senior high school education in the District.
The schools offer courses in General Arts. Agricultural science and business. The schools also lack a lot of facilities like classrooms, science laboratories, accommodation for staff, and hostel structures for students in boarding house. Akokoaso Senior High School which is almost 30 years old faces the same challenges like Ayirebi Senior High School.
Educational facilities in the District are not adequate and they also lack basic amenities to facilitate proper teaching. The average performance of basic schools is very low and in view of that the vision of the Akyemansa district education service is to provide;
1. Facilities to ensure functional literacy and numeracy
2. Quality education for improved performance
3. Encourage good and brilliant but needy pupil access basic education
4. Capacity building for teachers, heads and education office for efficient management
5. Encourage the study of technical, vocational, science and ICT education.
To fulfill the mission and the vision as stated above, programs and activities have been drawn and implemented during the past years which include the following:
1. In-service trainings
2. STME activities
3. School health education programs
4. Girl child programs
5. Community participation programs
6. Monitoring and evaluation
7. Teaching/ learning material supplied
The activities were prioritized in response to the central MOES / GES guidelines on the main areas and policy goals namely;
1. Quality of Education
Improve quality of teaching and learning for enhanced pupils achievement.
2. Process to Education
Increase access to and participation education
3. Educational Management
Strengthen and improve educational planning and management (Policy Goals).
4. Science Technology and Test
Considerable progress has been made in the implementation of these activities to date;
1. Parents have been sensitized on educational issues.
2. Furniture has been supplied to schools.
3. Training and retraining of head teachers in basic school management has taken place.
4. Workshop has been organized to monitor the teaching /learning process.
5. Visits have been organized to monitor the teaching / learning process.
Based on the outcomes from the monitoring and evaluation, the district has embarked on Need Assessment activities, setting new objectives and drawing up capacity strengthening programs.
Some capacity strengthening areas are;
1. Management and leadership skills training.
2. Monitoring and evaluation training.
3. Workshop on record keeping.
1. Inadequate funds and untimely release of funds.
2. Difficulty in sourcing funds from stakeholders of education to execute planned activities. Eg STMIE and Best Teacher Awards.
3. Use of only one vehicle and high cost of maintenance.
4. Vacant positions yet to be filled. and
5. Poor road network.
To conclude, the Directorate will continue to provide the needed support services to schools in the district so that they can provide skilled and knowledgeable people who are self-motivated, disciplined and functional for the socio-economic development of the district and Ghana as a whole.
School Feeding Programmed
In a bid to add impetus to the Ghana School Feeding Programme started by the last regime, the Current Government initiated number of activities to strengthen the operation of the programme.
In view of this, re-targeting activities and reconstitution of District Implementation Committees were put in place to ensure that children in the most deprived communities are given advantage over those from well-to-do areas.
To this end, the number of schools in the Akyemansa District benefiting from the programme has been increased from eight to nineteen schools increasing at the moment. The details are as follows:
Non-Formal Education Division
Most of the facilitators have been organizing the activities themselves without the involvement of the officer in charge. The officer has been advised to be serious with the activities since it is the back bone of the programme.
Income Generating Activities
Ayirebi S.D.A. engages in Gari Processing, Kotokuom Pentecost engages in soap making, Nsese El-Shaddai engage in soap making and maize farming, Ofoase Kuma R/C a batch 17 class chose soap making, Adwobue Divine is choosing soap making, Ayirebi Bethel Pentecost chose palm oil extraction, Chia S. D. A. is in Soap Making for their IGA.
Opening of book boxes
The office has supplied reading materials to the Supervisors to supply to the classes.
Training Of Facilitators And Learners In Occupational Skills.
The Office decided to use part of its operational cost fund to train both Facilitators and selected Learners in Occupational Skill. Community Development Office at Akyemansa has been invited to draw an estimate for us to consider.
National Literacy Day Celebration
The Regional Celebration was hosted by the Akyemansa District at the Ofoase Social Centre on 23`d September, 2011. Speakers included the Regional IGA Officer Mr. Adu who spoked on the need to embrace the income generating activity which is the backbone of the literacy programme.The member of parliament Hon. David Oppong Kusi declared that the literacy programme should not be politised since the national need to benefit from it .The District Chief Executive noted that the District need to give support to the programme since sixty-five percent of the citizens are illiterates.
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