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Regional News of Monday, 30 July 2012

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Ofosu Ampofo honoured

The Board of Governance and Headmaster of Begoro Presbyterian Senior High School in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region, have honored the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, for his relentless effort towards the transformation of the school.

Making the announcement at the 40h Anniversary launch , the Headmaster of the school Mr. Ebenezer Oko Charway hinted that Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo between the year 2009 and 2011, facilitated the construction of major infrastructure in the school that improved teaching and learning in the school.

Among the facilities included a 20-Unit 2- storey boys’ dormitory block, a 22-unit 2 storey Girls’ dormitory block, a 6-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities and a science resource center which is under construction.

Inspite of all these, the headmaster recounted the rapid response the school got from the Minister when the girl’s dormitory was gutted with fire in 2009, as the former Eastern Regional Minster demonstrated his single support to replace the lost items of the students.

The school has therefore decided to honor Mr. Ofosu Ampofo by naming one of the school houses after him, as a sign of appreciation.

According to him, the six houses will be called Ofosu Ampofo House, a decision which he thinks will motive others to help the school in its developmental agenda.

Mr. E. O. Charway called on government to help the school to build an 18-unit classroom block to replace some of the weak pavilions built by the PTA.

He also requested for a 10-unit 2 bedroom flat to house teachers on campus and a 2,500 capacity dining hall for the school.

Mr. Charway recounted that the school which was established in 1972 with a student population of 70 currently has a student population of 2,360 made up of 1,145 boys and 1,215 girls.

He said by dint of discipline and hard work, the school currently is a center of excellence where parent send their wards, to acquire knowledge.

The headmaster called on all students and well wishers to join the school on October 27, 2012 for the grand durbar.