Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan is calling for drastic measures to arrest the fallen standard of basic education in the region.
He explains that available statistics in terms of admissions into the top secondary schools in the region are dire as students from the region barely make it to such top schools.
He bemoaned the region which has fewer private basic schools with majority of the students from public schools who barely pass the Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) creditably to gain access to such top schools .
He added that the 2014/2015 and 2015/ 2016 academic year and admissions saw no single person from the region gaining admission to top schools like Holy Child School,Wesley Girls High School and the other top schools.
The trend, he explains if left unchecked will affect the human resource base of the region as fewer youth from the region will be groomed academically to support the region’s developmental agenda.
He therefore called on all stakeholders to support the coordinating council to reverse the negative trend in terms of the fallen standard of basic level education and its associated drop in admissions to the top schools in the region.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Baah Acheamfuor