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General News of Thursday, 26 September 2019

Source: Michael Oberteye

Basic schools in Lower Manya receive 250 mono desks

MCE for Lower Manya Krobo, Simon Tetteh presenting the furniture to Mrs Agnes Akweley Attipoe MCE for Lower Manya Krobo, Simon Tetteh presenting the furniture to Mrs Agnes Akweley Attipoe

The Municipal Chief Executive of Lower Manya Krobo has presented 150 mono desks to some schools in the area.

Simon Kwaku Tetteh presented the furniture to the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service at a short ceremony at the premises of the local assembly for onward distribution to the deprived schools.

The donation brings to 250 the number of desks presented in the last few weeks following the presentation of 100 desks earlier.

The furniture is expected to reduce the deficit of the required number of desks required by affected schools which comes as a major cause of concern to education stakeholders.

Mr. Tetteh said the gesture, aside improving on the furniture requirements of the schools, will go a long way in enhancing teaching and learning.

"I'm donating the desks to reduce the furniture deficit in the municipality to enhance teaching and learning," said the MCE in an interview. "As and when we get the resources, we'll request for more to improve on teaching and learning in Lower Manya Krobo."

The assembly Chief expressed his profound gratitude to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and government led by His Excellency, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo for their tacit support in procuring the furniture for the schools.

He was hopeful of doing more to improve on educational infrastructure in the municipality.

"All the schools that have infrastructural challenges, we're solving them one after the other," he assured.

Receiving the furniture on behalf of the district educational directorate, deputy director of finance and administration at the directorate, Mrs Agnes Akweley Attipoe expressed gratitude to the MCE for the gesture.

She noted that the donation re-enforced government commitment to expand access to facilities in schools to make teaching and learning comfortable.
“These are some of the basic things the schools need to promote quality education,” she pointed out.

Mrs. Attipoe who disclosed that more pupils than required were forced to share a desk due to the deficit regretted the furniture situation in the schools which she described as worrying and thanked Mr. Tetteh and the government for solving one of the major problems facing the district.

The assembly is currently undertaking a number of educational infrastructural developments in line with the Akuffo Addo government's educational infrastructure development policy.

These include the construction of school and classroom blocks, provision of furniture to basic and secondary and the supply of teaching learning materials.

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