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Agyareago gets classroom block, teachers’ bungalow
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Regional News of Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Source: GNA

Agyareago gets classroom block, teachers’ bungalow

A six-unit classroom block and a teachers’ bungalow funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and the District Development Fund respectively, to the tune of GH¢?409,000.00, have been inaugurated at Agyareago in the Konongo-Odumase Municipality in the Ashanti Region.

The classroom block has a staff common room, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre, a store and a library. The new facility replaces a dilapidated primary school block constructed many years ago.

However, students in the junior high school (JHS) who are not beneficiaries of the facility still travel long distances on foot to go to school.

The stress the JHS pupils go through has made some of them drop out of school to engage in the booming illegal mining business in the area.

Speaking at the ceremony, the District Chief Executive for Konongo-Odumasi, Alhaji Braimah Boyong, appealed to Ghanaians to exercise restraint as the government puts in place realistic measures to alleviate their suffering.

He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government was on course to fulfil its election promises before 2016.

The Krontihene of Agyareago, Nana Kwaku Boapea II, commended the government for the developments in the area.

He appealed to the government to consider constructing a JHS block to help alleviate the plight of pupils and reduce the rate of school dropout.

Nana Boapea also appealed to the government to take a second look at the state of roads in the rural areas since they were affecting the transportation of both food and cash crops to the market centres and for export.

The Member of Parliament for Asante-Akim Central, Mr Kwame Anyimadu urged the government to put in place measures such as scholarship schemes for needy but brilliant students, since some parents were finding it very difficult to support their children in school.

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