Jackson College of Education (JCE) has been urged to train more teachers to complement the Government’s efforts to address teacher deficit in the education sector.
Mrs Cecilia Sumaila, the Bawku West District Director of Education who made the call said, JCE’s contributions to the sector is critical to the provision of quality education, especially, in the hinterlands.
She was speaking to a team of officials from JCE when they paid a courtesy call on her at her office in Zebila.
The officials from the College were on a fact-finding mission in the district to ascertain the performance of graduates of the College who are currently teaching in the district.
Mrs Sumaila said graduates of the College were making a significant impact in the district since they accepted to teach in the rural communities.
“But for the arrival of graduates from Jackson College of Education, most schools in the rural communities would have been without teachers”, she pointed out.
She said the directorate was grateful to JCE for the contribution of its graduates in being game changers of a terrible situation that hitherto, existed in the district.
“Even indigenes were refusing postings to the hinterlands before the arrival of graduates from JCE and that explains why we need more teachers from your outfit”, she told the JCE officials.
She was hopeful that more teachers from the College would be posted to the district going forward.