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NKORANZA S: Assembly allocates 50% of budget to education
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The Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly allocated more than 50 per cent of its annual budget for education delivery.
This was disclosed by Mr Ebenezer Amoah, Development Planning Officer of the Assembly at a meeting of stakeholders in education within the municipality at Nkoranza.
It was organised by the Partnership for Accountable Governance in Education (PAGE) Project, a USAID-sponsored Educational Programme aimed at improving supervision in Basic Primary School Communities.
Mr Amoah said the assembly undertook the provision of schools for the communities and provided scholarships for brilliant but needy students from Senior High School to the tertiary level.
He expressed appreciation for the efforts of the USAID-PAGE project in supporting education in the municipality to enhance its development, and gave the assurance that the assembly would make the necessary arrangements to support the project to improve the standards of the students in basic schools.
Madam Philippa Banson, Nkoranza South Municipal Director of Education commended the PAGE project for organising capacity training workshops for various stakeholders of education in the municipality.
The project has created awareness for the Municipal Education Oversight Committee and the Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) to play their respective roles and responsibilities in education delivery in the communities.
Madam Banson, however, pleaded with the management of the project to arrange some remuneration and incentives for the stakeholders such as the community Education Volunteers to boost their morale in the performance of their duties.
Mr Eric Balangtaa, USAID-PAGE Project Officer for Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions, commended the Nkoranza South Municipal Directorate of Education for its hard work and efforts in working effectively towards the implementation of the guidelines of the Project.
He said Nkoranza South Municipal Directorate of Education had gained the recognition of the donor agencies for performing to their set goals and objectives.
Mr Balangtaa explained that the meeting was to review the project’s grant for the year to undertake programmes arranged for the period to meet set goals of the project.
The PAGE project has provided four motorbikes to the Circuit Supervisors for monitoring and the officers resolved to purchase fuel and maintain them.
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