Send Ghana news reveals discrepancies with giveaway propagandize uniform programme

May 3, 2017 - School Uniform

A monitoring news on a giveaway propagandize uniforms programme that was instituted in 2009 has suggested pivotal hurdles with a organisation intervention.

Send Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, complicated 61 schools in 30 districts in a Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions and found a programme was diligent with hurdles such as bad placement guidelines, a miss of a convincing schools preference criteria, nonesuch of information about a programme, among others.

The report found, for instance, that the source of a mantle used for a prolongation of a giveaway uniforms was different to a agencies spearheading a project, creation government’s aim of boosting a internal weave attention tough to assess.

“Once it is capricious either a mantle prolongation companies purchased locally constructed fabric, it could be unspoken that government’s guarantee of boosting internal attention by a buying of fabric for a uniforms and use a services of internal tailors and seamstresses for sewing might not have been achieved,” a news said.

Also, in some cases, pupils perceived over-sized or under-sized uniforms.

“It was suggested during validation that confusion in a labeling of uniforms packages, bad classification of uniforms per a dimensions joined with diseased organisation formula in promulgation wrong sizes of uniforms to schools,” a monitoring news recounts.

 At a launch of a news in Accra on Wednesday Apr 26, 2017, Senior Programme Officer during Send Ghana, Harriet Nuamah Agyemang, pronounced a giveaway uniform programme’s aims of augmenting entrance to enrolment, shortening misery and boosting internal attention would not be achieved unless a Ghana Education Service (GES) a Finance Ministry and other stakeholders streamline a beginning towards effectiveness.

She pronounced a investigate found that currently, usually 7 vast companies constructed in cities and while this combined practice for adults during these cities, “it denied internal tailors and dressmakers in a customer districts pursuit opportunities compared with a programme.”

Recommendations

The GES should safeguard that a criteria for selecting customer schools and needy pupils are adhered to so that a involvement would advantage a bad and vulnerable.

The Ghana Education Service should make discipline (if any) for a placement of uniforms. The guideline should also be finished accessible to all informal and district directorates to beam doing of a intervention. This will forestall over or underneath supply of uniforms to schools. By so doing, adequate uniforms will strech schools that unequivocally need them.

The Ministry of Education should recur a preference and renegotiate and endowment fabric prolongation agreement to internal weave industries in Ghana. Until renegotiation is done, a Ministry should also inspire a mantle prolongation companies to squeeze fabrics from internal weave manufacturers. We trust that a inclination for a involvement to boost internal weave industries and beget practice for weave workers is high and would minister to shortening stagnation conditions in a country.

It is vicious for a GES to settle a means of declined enrolment in schools benefiting from this and other interventions such as capitation grant, propagandize feeding and funding for BECE registration among others in sequence to residence a situation.

Chairman of Parliament’s Education Committee, and MP for Jaman North, Siaka Stevens, commended Send Ghana for news and urged a media to assist  a efforts of a NGO.

“The approach we put importance on a galamsey issue, we should equally do a same when it comes to issues of education,” he urged a media.

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