Some school children in Builsa North
Hon James Agalga, Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa North in the Upper East Region, has reiterated his commitment to channel greater resources to improve quality of education in the constituency.
According to him, though standard of education remained relatively good, much resources was needed to push up the basic and the second cycle institution to boost performance of students and teachers to give up their best.
Hon Agalga revealed this during an interview with THE REPUBLIC, after he had launched an annual Mock Examination for basic schools within the constituency in Sandema last week.
The annual mock examination was launched for basic schools in the five town councils within constituency which includes, Sandema Town Council, Wiaga Town Council, Siniensi Area Council, Kadema Area Council and Chuchuliga Area Council
The mock exercises is part of the MP vision to help raise the standard of education in the constituency.
Mr Agalga told the paper that, education remained the backbone of every developed nation and that the effort is to ensure that standard of education in Builsa North is improved.
“I am doing this with the aim to encourage students to take their books seriously. This mock exams is to actually prepare them adequately for their final exams, as you know students from our part of the country performances are not up as compare to others. So the whole idea is to help improve upon their performance at the BECE level,” the MP said.
The former Deputy Minister for Interior said, over the years, students performance in the constituency has been a subject of worrying, hence the initiative of the mock exams to whip up the chance of the students to come out with flying colours.
Hon James Agalga, MP Builsa North
He added that, it has been the desire to ride of poverty among his people and that the only surest way in fighting extreme poverty and building a brighter future for the constituent was to equip them with knowledge through education.
Mr Agalga who is also the Minority Spokesperson on Defence and Interior in parliament said, government alone could not solve challenges in the educational sector and that it was necessary for stakeholders to come on board to bring hope to the children who are often described as future leaders.
He reiterated his commitment to ensuring that every child had opportunity to quality education in Builsa North, to help the area rid off poverty as education remained the backbone of development.
While urging parents and guardians to take their wards education seriously and provide them with the basic needs, Mr Agalga also admonished the students to eschew truancy and laxity but strive to read their books so they could excel in their education.
The students, he said are the nation’s future leaders hence they must not fail their parents, adding that each of them have the chance of succeeding him as MP in parliament should they study hard and excel in their education.
He further advised students and pupil in the constituency to be self discipline and restrain themselves from anti-social activities that could derail their brighter future.
The Builsa North District which is one of the 13 districts in Upper East, shares boundaries with Kassena–Nankana West District to the North, to the West with Sissala East District, to the East with Kassena–Nankana East Municipal and to the south with Builsa South District.
Sources:www.therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba