www.padfm.com.gh / Savannah region, Ghana
The Assemblyman for the Canteen Electoral Area in the West Gonja Municipal of the Savannah Region,Ananpansah Bartholomew Abraham,has secured Mono Desks for schools in the Electoral Area.
This he said forms part of measures taken by his office working in close collaboration with duty bearers to eradicate the agelong “No Desk Syndrome” in schools within the electoral area.
In all,Two Hundred and Eighteen (218) Mono Desk were secured from the Municipal Assembly and distributed among all the nine (9) Primary and Junior High schools in the Canteen Electoral Area.
The beneficiary schools include: Canteen Primary School Block A and Block B,St. Anne’s Primary School Block A and Block B, Canteen Junior High school Block A and Block B,Agric Settlement School,St. Theresa Primary School and Frafra Resettlement School.
At a brief ceremony to hand over the furniture,the Assemblyman disclosed that the intervention forms part of ongoing efforts by his office to liase with stakeholders to enhance effective teaching and learning across the various schools in the electoral area by closing the logistical gap.
He reiterated his commitment to making Canteen Electoral Area a model and shinning example, whilst appealing to the beneficiary schools to put the desk into good use.
“I’m particularly happy that following our routine visits to the schools,the worrying challenge we identified,were students sit on the floor and broken chairs to learn is being addressed today.
Let’s together continue to contribute our little quota towards the development of education in the Electoral Area. I am committed and I know you’re committed as well,”he said.
He thanked the Savannah Regional Minister and Ag. Municipal Chief Executive for West Gonja,Saeed Muhazu Jibreal and the District Coordinating Director,Petro Philimon Ankorley for the intervention praying them for more support for the electoral area.
The heads of the various schools and their representatives expressed gratitude for the intervention, describing the gesture as timely and a huge sigh of relief. They said the support would go a long way to ameliorate the hitherto situation of students pairing a desk and sitting on the floor or broken chairs to learn, which was impeding effective teaching and learning.
Like Oliver Twist,they appealed to the Assemblyman to continue the good work of lobbying with the necessary stakeholders for more of such logistical support for the schools.
The elated students present at the occasion expressed gratitude, since they were going to be direct beneficiaries of the intervention.
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