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Regional News of Monday, 4 March 2019

Source: Daniel Kaku

Jomoro Assembly hands over six-unit classroom block to Ehoaka Basic School

The Jomoro Municipal Assembly in the Western Region has refurbished and handed over a six-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities to the Ehoaka M/A Primary School to enhance effective teaching and learning.

The renovated edifice will now provide relief and serene atmosphere to enhance teaching and learning. It consists of a store, staff common room, headmaster's office and toilet facility.

Hon. Ernest Kofie, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area who handed over the facility to the school authorities over the weekend, said it demonstrated government's commitment to improving educational infrastructure across the Municipality.

He revealed that he saw the dilapidated structure when the NPP was in opposition and said to himself that if his party comes to power, he will lobby for the structure to be renovated and therefore expressed his happiness that the structure has been renovated under his watch.

He advised the parents in the area to ensure that their children of school age were enrolled in school for them to become responsible leaders in future.

The MCE pleaded with the community members to embrace the Free SHS programme adding that the Free SHS programme has come to stay in the country to ensure that every child gets the opportunity to secondary education.

"I call on all the parents in this community to embrace the Free SHS programme because Akufo-Addo government is redesigning Basic School for every child in this country to have access to Secondary Education", he said.

Hon. Ernest Kofie charged the chiefs, and the people, as well as the teachers of the school, to take proper care of the facility and regularly maintain to last longer.

He used the occasion to donate 69 pieces of school uniform to the Ehoaka Junior High School and promised to share some to the primary school.

Hon. Kofie pledged to donate streetlight bulbs to the school to ensure security during evening studies.

"We are going to supply school furniture to all schools in the Municipality because majority of the schools don't have furniture and ten years now no school has been given furniture and this is a problem to me and I'm going to supply some and every year we will do it", he revealed.

He said the government attached importance to education and would continue to build and renovate more educational infrastructure to improve enrolment across the area.

On his part, the Chief of the area, Nana Besiyi II expressed his profound gratitude to the MCE and MP for area for the unflinching support given to the school.

He called on his people to rally behind the NPP government to bring more developments to the area.

He seized the opportunity to appeal to the government to provide the school with a School Feeding Program.

The Municipal Education Director, Mr. George Effah commended the MCE for the kind gesture and said it would provide space for enrolment of more pupils and asked the community to ensure that it was properly maintained.

He said the facility would go a long way to improve quality education in the community and the Municipality as a whole.

Mr. Effah stressed that education was the best investment parents could make for their children and therefore appealed to other NGOs and well-to-do people to emulate the MCE and do same for other communities in the Municipality.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Dominic K. Ewu expressed his satisfaction with the school building and asked God to bless the MCE to listen to their cries.

He pledged his total commitment to maintaining the structure to achieve its intended purposes.

He, therefore, seized the opportunity to appeal to his teachers to do their best to inculcate knowledge into the pupils and added that the structure will the school to achieve academic excellence.