The Ghana Education Service (GES) says there is enough chalk in the system to be supplied to schools across the country.

According to the GES, thousands of boxes have been made available to all educational directorates as far back as March to be supplied to all schools this year.

This includes the Eastern Region which was allocated 82,391 boxes of chalk.

The reponse comes after the huge uproar by a section of the public against the second lady Matilda Amissah Arthur’s reaction to the request of Head teacher of Kukurantumi Presbyterian Primary School in the Eastern Region for chalk.

Acting Public Relations officer of the GES Rev. Jonathan Bettey told Joy News schools that have run out of supplies must make the request to the appropriate authorities.

He said it was the duty of the Kukurantumi headmistress to request for chalk and the other materials the school had run out of.

“It is the duty of the head teacher of that school to go to the District Education Office or the Director of Education requesting for the chalk and the materials there, the District Director will ensure that more of these things are added.

“If we refuse to ask and we say that we don’t have some, [then it's a problem]”, he added.

He said there was nothing wrong with the headmistress’ request but said it was directed to the wrong person at the wrong place.

“You can ask, I don’t see anything wrong but make sure that you ask if you don’t have and you must know who to ask at the right time and at the right place”.

Meanwhile, Mrs Amissah Arthur has apologised unreservedly for her comment in a chalk controversy that got the nation talking for days.

She said her comment was intended to encourage community participation and not to insult anybody.
Students learning in Konko Village School

Source: myjoyonline

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