The Upper West Regional Director for Education, Mr. Duncan Nsoh has waded into the controversy surrounding the introduction of new curriculum for basic schools without the corresponding syllabus.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Wa based W93.5FM, he insisted that teachers ought to be able to carry out their duties without difficulty in spite of the absence of the requisite textbooks.
According to Mr. Nsoh, teachers should be effective in the discharge of their duties irrespective of the availability or otherwise of textbooks. “No teacher is supposed to be replaced by a simple book. You are a teacher and you should be able to carry out your work with or without anything” he stated.
The regional director said he is still committed to his vision of teacher rationalisation in order to decongest schools with excess teachers which is predominant in the Wa municipality. Mr. Nsoh indicated that he has already conferred with various stakeholders in the region over the intended rationalisation. He expressed optimism that he would be able to implement the teacher rationalisation policy within the impending academic year.
Mr. Duncan Nsoh took over as the Upper West Regional Education director from then acting regional director for education Mr. Evans Kpebah earlier this year with a vision to improving education in the Upper West Region.