The Municipal Chief Executive of Gushegu, Musah Issah, has appealed to government to post more trained teachers to the area to help improve the quality of education there.
Mr Musah says it is his priority to improve education in the area, as the key foundation to developing the municipality.
He noted that to tackle the shortage of teachers in the municipality, the Ministry of Education in 2017 and early this year posted a total of 86 trained teachers there from various colleges of education but that is not enough.
“We’ll continue to appeal to government to increase the quota for our area to ensure that more trained teachers are posted to augment this worrying situation”, he stated at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, 20 June 2018.
Mr Issah disclosed that about 461 boys and 247 girls making a total of 708 students were admitted into Gushegu SHS and implored parents and guardians to take keen interest in the education of their children.
He stressed that the municipal assembly and government will leave no stone unturned to improve the quality of education and make it accessible to all in the area under the Free Senior High School programme.
Mr Issah identified land disputes as another hindrance to the development of the area and cited conflicts in the Fintoli and Kpanshigu communities which led to the loss of two lives and the destruction of some houses and properties as an example.
He appealed to the citizens to let peace prevail in the area to foster economic growth and development.