The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Yakubu, has urged the Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the region to support the educational sector with funds from the Social Cohesion (SOCO) project.
He said inadequate educational infrastructure and other logistical constraints are impeding effective teaching and learning across the region.
To help address these problems, the Minister suggested that 50 per cent of the funds should be used to cater for their educational needs, saying the RCC would not encourage SOCO management to approve any budget that fails to factor education.
He said this at the 13th Quadrennial Delegates Conference organised by the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) in Bolgatanga.
He said education is the pivot around which all other sectors revolve and must, therefore, be given critical attention in terms of funding.
“If education is neglected, our children will become armed robbers and social deviants and this will not inure to the benefit of our region,” he said.
The General Secretary of TEWU, Mr Mark Dankyira Korankye, advocated for enabling an environment for non-teaching staff across all institutions, saying that would enable them to effectively discharge their duties.
Bala Ali, ISD