(1) The education, youth and Sports Department of the Assembly is responsible
for pre-school, special school, basic education, youth and sports, development or
organization and library services at the district level.
(2) The department harmonizes the activities and functions of the following
agencies operating at the district level,
(a) The Ghana Education Service
(b) The Youth Council;
(c) The Sports Council; and
(d) The Library Board.
(3) The functions of the Department are to:
(a) assist in the formulation and implementation of policies on Education in
the District within the framework of National Policies and guidelines;
(b) encourage, report on implementation of policies and matters relating to
basic education in accordance with reporting format provided by the
(c) advise the District Assembly on matters relating to preschool, primary,
junior high schools in the district and other matters that may be referred to
it by the District Assembly;
(d) facilitate the appointment, disciplining, posting and transfer of teachers
in pre-schools, basic schools and special schools in the district;
(e) assist in keeping records of teachers;
(f) advise on discipline of teachers in accordance with their conditions of
(g) assist in the appointment of school welfare officers;
(h) facilitate the granting of study leave to teachers who gain admission to
higher level educational institutions in accordance with the condition of
service of teachers; (i) advise on the appointment of Head teachers;

(j) facilitate the supervision of pre-school, primary and junior high schools
in the district
(k) advise on the formation of school Management Committees;
(I) facilitate collection of statistical data and other relevant information;
(m) liaise with the appropriate authorities for in-service training of pupil
(n) advise on the approval of the opening of private pre-schools, primary
and junior high schools;
(0) assist in indenting for the supply of textbooks from national level
institutions and the distribution of textbooks to schools in the district
(p) assist to regulate, supervise and control teaching and learning in pre
schools, primary schools, junior high schools and special schools in the
(q) advise on the construction, maintenance and management of public
schools and libraries in the district;
(r) advise on the granting and maintenance of scholarships or bursaries to
suitably qualified pupils or persons to attend any school or other
educational institution in Ghana or elsewhere;
(s) facilitate the establishment and maintenance of facilities or centers of
excellence for the arts and crafts for recreation;
(t) advise on the provision and management of public libraries and library
services in the district in consultation with the Ghana Library Board;
(u) assist the Assembly to formulate and implement policies on youth within
the framework of the National policies and guidelines;
(v) advise the Assembly on matters relating to the youth in the district;
(w) advise the Assembly on the appointment, posting, discipline, transfer of
officers and welfare of the youth in the district;
(x) advise on the establishment of District Youth Council Committees and
appointment of staff;

(y) facilitate supervision, regulation and general administration of youth
organizations and their activities in the district; 

(z) assist in the collection of statistical data and other information on youth
matters in the district; 

(aa) assist to build, equip, operate and maintain Youth Recreational and
Resource Centers where young people can meet and interact in a healthy

(bb) promote the formation and development of youth organizations to co
ordinate, develop direct and channel the talents and energies of the youth
into productive activities;
(ee) assist to liaise with public and private sector agencies to promote
youth work and seek resources for youth development;
(dd) submit reports on matters relating to youth development to the District
(ee) co-ordinate the organization and supervision of training programmes
for youth in the district to develop leadership qualities, personal initiatives,
patriotism and community spirit;
(ff) encourage investments in youth programmes and projects;
(gg) assist in organizing voluntary school work camps for school and out of
school to enable the youth interact and take part in Community
(hh) facilitate the organization of District Youth Festivals annually;
(ii) organize District Youth Environmental awareness week yearly for the
Youth to focus and address problems pertaining to the environment;
(jj) encourage the provision of youth counseling services on career
counseling paths, drugs and employment;
(kk) assist the youth to engage themselves profitably in small scale
(ll) assist in formulation and implementation of sports policies, programmes
and activities of the District Assembly;

(mm) coordinate the preparation of annual youth budget of the District
(nn) advise on the
(i) appointment of a District sports organizer;
(ii) appointment, discipline, posting and transfer of personnel for
public, sports organizations and institution in the district;
(iii) promotion of efficient management and administration of private
sector sports clubs and associations in the district, and
(iv) collection and dissemination of sports statistical data and other
information in the districts;
(00) advise the Assembly on all matters relating to sports development in
the District;
(pp) facilitate construction, equipping, operating and maintenance of sports
stadia and other sporting facilities in the districts;
(qq) assist in organizing sports activities in the district to participate in mass
sports, sports for excellence and sports for the disabled in the district;
(rr) assist to organize a District Sports festival at least once a year;
(ss) coordinate the selection and preparation of district sportsmen and
women for inter district sports festival and tournaments;
(tt) assist to establish amateur and professional sports associations in the
(uu) encourage the establishment of Keep-Fit Clubs in the district;
(vv) facilitate training of community sports leaders and coaches for the
Keep-Fit Clubs and sports teams in the district;
(ww) participate in research into matters relating to sports in the district;
(xx) facilitate private sector participation in the provision and management
of sports infrastructure in the district;
(yy) assist in the provision of sports equipments to public sports
organizations and activities in the districts; and

(zz) facilitate preparation of reports on the implementation of sports policies
and matters relating to sports to the District Chief Executive in accordance
with a reporting format provided by the Assembly.