The Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr. Eric Nkansah has disclosed that a total of 121 schools in the Volta and Greater Accra regions have been affected by the Akosombo and Kpong dams spillage. Out of this number, 108 of these schools are from the Volta Region alone.
According to him, even though the flood waters are receding, a number of these schools are still being used as safe haven camps for the flood victims. Dr. Eric Nkansah was speaking to the media as part of his three-day working visit to the Volta Region.
The visit was also to assess how well the Education in Emergency Plan is being implemented to ensure that all schools affected by the floods resume teaching and learning activities within the shortest possible time.
Dr. Nkansah was accompanied by all the key Directors at the GES Headquarters, the Regional Director of Education as well as the Municipal and District Directors of Education from the spillage-affected areas.
With the support of UNICEF and other development partners, Dr. Nkansah handed over 3000 school uniforms, 800 packs of teaching and learning materials, 10 boxes of school-in-a-box kits, 36 packets of recreation kits, 4 tents as well and 32 Early Childhood Development kits. He later addressed the media on the visit and also shared some of his observations on the tour.
The Paramount Stool Father of the Fievie Traditional Council, Zikpuitor Awuku Doe Aklie lauded Dr. Nkansah and his team for the tour and pledged their support as stakeholders to ensure that he succeeds in his responsibilities.