April 17, 2024
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North~East region: Walewale DA KG School children still learning under trees

The Korea International cooperation Agency (KOICA) has launched what is known as Quality and Inclusive Early Childhood Education Services for all children in the East and West Mamprusi Municipalities of the North-East Region of Ghana in other to improve children access to early childhood education facilities to enhance teaching and learning within the area.

According to the 2020 UNICEF report analysis on learning and equity in Northern Ghana, over 108,000 children of kindergarten school age are not enrolled in school. This is due to lack of access, as well as infrastructures for teaching and learning is either non-existent or is in deplorable condition.

The situation is quite dire in the North-East region as the enrollment figures are below the National average of the 112.4% as children between the ages 2-5 years learn under trees.

However, the current 3years project initiative by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) and its consortium of partners will be geared towards eliminating classroom activities under trees, school with poor infrastructure situation at the various communities selected within the East and West Mamprusi municipalities to promote early childhood education at the basic level.

Children at Walewale DA KG school

The national director for Early Childhood Education at the Ghana Education Service (GES) Vida Ntow bemoaned the rate at which the various district assemblies don’t place priority on ECE when building six unit classrooms. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) are supporting the QAIECE project with over $1.5million.

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