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Politics of Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Source: GNA

PNC Parliamentary Aspirant donates cement to school

Wa, July 6, GNA - Mr Bernard Mornah, Peoples National Convention (PNC) parliamentary aspirant for the Wa Central Constituency, has donated 50 bags of cement to Exponent Academy Senior High School at Charile in the Wa West District.

The cement cost GH?568 and would be used to complete a classroom pavilion to enhance quality teaching and learning.

Mr Mornah said there was too much wastage in Ghana's education system and called for stringent measures to deal with it to give equal opportunities to children at the basic, second cycle and tertiary levels.

He said many children were declared failures at basic education level after they had sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination while several end their education at the second cycle levels all due to inadequate school infrastructure.

Mr Mornah said tertiary institutions were also limited and many of them facing inadequate infrastructure challenges while high fees was also an obstacle to the denial of several needy but brilliant children to pursue their education.

Mr Mornah, who is also General Secretary of PNC, said the demand for the provision of school facilities and the establishments of new schools were higher than before and tasked government not to relent in its efforts to provide more schools structures to cater for the educational needs of children.

Ghana, he said, was endowed with natural resources and wondered why as at now some children were still sitting under trees to organise classes.

He likened Ghana to Cuba, which he said had sugar cane as its main foreign earner, yet it was able to provide free and quality education to its people and export its medical officers to other countries including Ghana.

Mr Mornah said he was highly impressed about the vision of Mr Issahaque Ismail, Principal of the School, who used his National Service Allowance to establish the school in 2009, which now has a student population of 327 students offering Business and General Arts.

He said the school children were left out of the main system, declared failures and wandered in the countryside but for the ingenuity of Mr Ismail, many of them would have been involved in some forms of social vices.

Mr Mornah called on people in the region to emulate Mr Ismail's example by establishing other training schools in the area to benefit more children.

Mr Ismail thanked Mr Mornah for the gesture and gave the assurance that he would put the cement to good use to benefit the children.

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