The Minister for Inner-cities and Zongo Development has stated that his Ministry is resolute to resolve and develop the Zongos and Inner-cities.
The Minister has stated that the major challenge facing the inner cities and Zongo development is the fact that many of its citizens are unable to be enrolled in schools, suggesting that there must be some emphasis placed on education in the Zongo communities.
“One of the huge deficit of inner cities and Zongo communities is that the many of the people are unable to go to school, they are alerted. And the president’s vision is that in the next twenty years the minimum qualification any Ghanaian should have should be a senior high school certificate. And of course, you know that’s why he is doing free senior high school. And so we too want to place a certain emphasis on education to help our brothers and sisters in inner cities and Zongo development to go to school.”
Speaking at the meet the press encounter earlier today, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Mustapha Abdul Hamid mentioned that about 3000 Arabic teachers have been engaged to teach the Arabic language in some basic schools.
“We have recruited 3000 Arabic teachers to teach the Arabic language in our basic schools as a way to develop the language in our schools and to also pave way for Arabic to be an examinable subject in our schools.” He said.
The Minister added that his ministry has secured funds to provide books to some libraries in the Zongos through a collaboration with a non-governmental organization.
“In collaboration with an NGO called the World Reader, the Ministry donated a Mobile Library and books to a school at Sabon-Zongo, a suburb of Accra to help promote and deepen the culture of reading and learning in the Zongos and Inner-cities. Some schools across the country were also renovated to make them habitable and suitable for teaching and learning.” He added.
By: Nicholas Brown/universnewsroom