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The District Chief Executive for the Atwima Kwanwoma, Hon. Nana Okyere- Tawiah Antwi, has commissioned and handed over new classroom blocks to the students and staffs of Foase D/A JHS, Bebu D/A JHS, Apemanim D/A JHS and Nwinsa D/A Primary School, to reduce infrastructure challenges facing the schools.

On Wednesday, a 3-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities including an ICT laboratory, and 1-seater water closet toilet was handed over to the Bebu D/A Junior High School.

The three other beneficiary schools also had 3- unit classroom block each furnished with dual desk, a staff common room, head- master/mistress offices and a water closet.

The projects were funded through GETFund at a cost of GH¢1,120,000.00, with each costing GH¢280,000.00.

Nana Okyere -Tawiah Antwi said, the completion of these projects within a record time, is an exhibition of the commitment and priority, the Nana Addo led administration has placed on education.

The Atwima Kwanwoma DCE said that education is the substratum for the development of any nation, because it opens doors of opportunities for its citizens and it’s largely perceived as an indispensable tool, which will not only assist in meeting the nation’s social, political, moral, cultural and economic aspirations but will also inculcate in the individual, the knowledge, dexterity, skills, character and desirable values that will foster national development and self-actualization.

He added the NPP government, wants the best for Ghanaian children and that’s why it placed education as one of its uttermost priorities.”

He disclosed that the district has seen a commendable increase in the numbers accessing formal education as a result of government’s Free SHS intervention policy and encouraged parents in the district to take advantage of the policy
The DCE expressed keen interest in the regular maintenance of the school facilities and tasked school authorities to take good care of the facilities.

Nana Okyere -Tawiah Antwi also expressed gratitude to Hadsbak Group which furnished Bebu D/A JHS with mild steel dual desks.

Madam Cecilia Cudjoe, who spoke on behalf of Madam Doris Ofori, the District Education Director, expressed appreciation to the DCE for the new edifices stressing that it marked another milestone in the education directorate.

For his part, the New Patriotic Party Parliament Candidate for the Atwima Kwanwoma constituency, Hon. Kofi Amankwa- Manu recalled government’s efforts to fully implement the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy hoping that the project would thrive and realize its full benefits especially to promote free and compulsory basic education.

He pledged to support the schools in any way possible as it was important to have good educational structures.

He particularly tasked parents and guardians to take responsibility of their wards in ensuring that their children attended school regularly, urging the pupils to study hard so as to benefit from the free SHS policy.

The Atwima Kwanwoma NPP PC appealed to the people of Bebu, Foase, Apemanim and Nwinsa to support the head teachers/mistresses and staff of the schools to take good care of the facilities and also endeavour to send their children to school for them to be educated.

He reechoed the plea by the DCE, charging authorities of the schools to maintain the facilities and make good use of them to the benefit of the school children.

David Afum | Kumasi





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