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Participants at a one day workshop in Tema on the role of government and civil society organizations in education delivery have called for the making of all schools in Ghana disabled friendly.

According to them, many physically challenged children are unable to attend school just because they cannot access the classrooms with high verandas and steep steps.

The workshop, which was organized by IDAY Ghana, and Abibimman Foundation, discussed how to engage and contribute to national and global processes to finding solutions challenges in education delivery.

In a 23-point communiqué adopted at the end of the workshop, the participants who were drawn from the media, schools, CSOs among others, requested that children with special needs should be identified and given special attention or sent to special schools in order to make them useful to themselves and society in their adult life.

They called for the setting up of counseling units in schools to help deal with most of the social vices affecting the students while teachers are motivated to enhance effective teaching and learning.

It said more schools with appropriate facilities to reduce over population in public schools should be built to enhance student participation and teachers monitored during school hours.

They called for an end to the shift system to enhance quality education adding that there was the need for practical lessons to enhance effective teaching and participation during lessons.

“The participant said there was the need to stock all schools libraries with modern books and other educative materials and teachers to use simple language for teaching for the understanding of the students were crucial for any effective educational system.

Participants called for the effective implementation of the School Feeding Programme as in most cases the food dished is not nutritious.

“We want research centre to be established in all schools to enhance revision of the school syllabus”, the communiqué said.
Source: GNA

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