The Ministry of Education has rolled out drastic measures to ensure that learning losses occasioned by the Akosombo Dam Spillage in affected communities is mitigated, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour has stated.
According to him, the ministry seeks to find immediate solutions for the disruption of academic activities in the affected areas in the aftermath of events.
Speaking on the Wednesday’s edition of the Angel Morning Show Wednesday, Rev. Fordjour maintained that the ministry is committed to ensuring that a conducive environment is created in the affected areas.
“The fact-finding we went there to do in comparison with the earlier report obtained came to our realization that some of the school children currently have no access to education because their school buildings have been flooded. So, we have to find immediate solace for them in the interim to be able to get back to the classroom.
“In every part of the world, whenever such disasters occurred, the first approach is looking around to create a temporal arrangement that amount to a befitting learning environment for the affected areas,” he told Okatakyie Afrifa-Mensah.
In what he termed as an “immediate and medium term solutions” for the victims, the deputy minister said provisions of enough pavilions to facilitate the accommodation of school children is considered.
Rev. Fordjour indicated they would move to help “create a conducive environment for the school children within the period until they return to their initial classroom blocks when the problems are solved.”
He explained that though learning is still ongoing at some communities except for those in areas that were cut off due to the flooding, management of the ministry have in place drastic measures on how to recover the learning losses.
He said the ministry having donated some learning materials to school children in the affected communities will not be reluctant in the coming days as they seek to extend support fair and square.
According to him, they deemed it their responsibility to provide suitable solutions for all students and teachers in the affected areas.
Rev. John Ntim Fordjour however thanked all volunteers who had been supportive to the victims in ensuring that relief is provided to complement government efforts.