Sakawa and "blue films" are causing Ghanaian students to fail badly - GES Director

Sakawa and "blue films" are causing Ghanaian students to fail badly - GES Director

- Pornography and sakawa are the major causes of bad academic performance among student

- This was revealed by a regional director of the Ghana Education Service at a forum in the Northern Region

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YEN has learnt that a director of the Ghana Education Service has stated that a rise in the watching of pornography and sakawa have cause a decline in academic performance.

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At a Regional Education Forum in the Northern Region, the Regional Director of Education bemoaned the falling standard of education in the region.

A boy with "sakawa" money / File Photo

A boy with "sakawa" money / File Photo

Alhaji Mohammed Haroon Cambodia explain that the abysmal performance of students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) can be attributed to bad behaviour among the youth.

He lamented that students do not pay attention to their studies or even attend lesson anymore but rather pay attention to hooliganism, watching pornography and internet fraud.

Alhaji Haroon Cambodia however, did not leave teachers out of his complaints.

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He accused the teachers in the region of contributing to the bad performance of students because constant absenteeism.

Alhaji Cambodia stated that even the teachers who would come to the school do not spend time in the classrooms.

Students writing the BECE / File Photo

Students writing the BECE / File Photo

He thus called on the stakeholders in the community - teachers, parents and traditional leaders - to keep a close eye on their wards and ensure they are disciplined.

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