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Wassa West District to build more classrooms
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Regional News of Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Source: GNA

Wassa West District to build more classrooms

Tarkwa (W/R), Oct. 11, GNA - The Wassa West District is to build more classrooms to ease over-crowding in primary schools, the District Chief Executive, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Ayensu, has said. He said with the introduction of the Capitation Grant and the school feeding programme, enrolment in primary schools had increased considerably and that if not controlled, the situation would hamper effective teaching and learning.

Mr Ayensu made these remarks when presenting cooking materials procured by the Assembly to the local Catholic Primary School at Tarkwa-Banso, near Tarkwa, to facilitate the school feeding programme. The Catholic school is one of two schools piloting the programme in the area.

Mr Ayensu said the programme would cover five communities, namely Wassa Asikuma, Nyanso-Nkran, Bompieso, Himan and Tarkwa-Banso. Mr Francis Archer, Assembly member-elect for the area, expressed the hope that the feeding programme would curb absenteeism. Madam Georgina Abaidoo, headmistress of the school, received the cooking materials and thanked the Assembly for choosing her school to pilot the feeding programme.

She appealed to the DCE to expedite action on a proposal to expand schools in the area to enable them to accommodate the growing pupil enrolment.

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