Bolgatanga (UE), Feb 16, GNA – Community Education Campaigners in the Bolgatanga Municipality were on Thursday presented with 25 bicycles during a capacity building workshop in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region.
The Ghana Education Service in conjunction with Afrikids Ghana, an NGO working for the welfare of children, donated the bicycles to help the campaigners to carry out their work to ensure constant enrolment of pupils and retention enhanced in schools.
Mrs Agnes Atagabe, Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education, who presented the bicycles, said Education was key to development, especially in the Northern parts of the country where there was high illiteracy and low enrolment in schools.
She commended Afrikids Ghana for the initiative to get children to go to school through children’s rights and responsibility clubs.
Mrs Atagabe observed that education was a shared responsibility and making children become stakeholders in education would help to make pupils serious in their studies.
She entreated the community education campaigners to help the children’s clubs to ensure good attendance, improve on their standards and academic work.
Mrs Atagabe appealed to Afrikids to continue to help in the delivery of effective education in the municipality.