The distribution of textbooks and teachers’ guides to Public Basic Schools in the country has commenced.
This is in fulfilment of a promise made by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ensure that all Basic schools receive the books before the end of this year.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education who announced this on Wednesday in Accra said the fulfilment of the promise made by the local Publishers to deliver the goods on the schedule was a piece of welcoming news to the nation.
Speaking to the media at the Appointed Time Printing Press in Accra, the Education Minister commended the Printers for completing the work ahead of schedule and urged them to ensure that it reached the schools early for use.
He assured the nation that the government would continue to liaise with all the stakeholders to ensure that the books were delivered to all schools across the country on schedule.
Dr Adutwum was upbeat that the distribution of the textbooks would go a long way to boost teaching and learning in all schools across the country.
He hinted that the supply of books to schools would assist teachers and learners to enhance effective teaching and learning.
The Head of Marketing and Operations for Appointed Time Printing Press, Mr Charles Adoo, said their completion of the work ahead of schedule was part of their desire to ensure that the books reached its destination on time for use.
He urged all Ghanaians to have faith in local printers and other industries since they can deliver the goods on time with quality assurance.
The Appointed Time Printing Press was chosen to print Science Textbooks and their Teachers Guides for Primary one, two, three and four for the Greater Accra and Volta regions.
A total of about 300,000 textbooks and teacher guides were being supplied by the Appointed Time Press.
Other Publishing firms across the country were also working seriously to ensure that they supplied their versions of the textbooks assigned to them.
As per the contract signed between the Ministry of Education and the Publishers, each publisher is expected to deliver the books to specific schools assigned to them within 120 days (June to September 2022) from the day of signing the contract.
Again, as per the contract terms between the Publishers and the Education Ministry, it was agreed that all the textbooks should be printed locally.
Source: Ayisah Foster/Broadcastergh.com