Friday 16th September, 2016
By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA
Jirapa (U/W), Sept.
16, GNA – Pupils in 18 basic schools in the Jirapa District of the Upper West
Region have received new uniforms and refreshments as they arrived at school on
their first day in school.
In all, 16,753 new
school uniforms which were provided by the government have been distributed to
pupils in the region out of which the Jirapa District received 1,600 for
Mohammed Alfa, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister who was accompanied by Mr
Cletus Seidu Dapilah, Jirapa District Chief Executive (DCE), and Madam Patricia
Ayiko, the Regional Director of Education as well as Madam Rachael Dery, Jirapa
District Director of Education distributed the uniforms to the pupils.
At the Saint
Anthony Model Primary School, the Deputy Regional Minister made presentation to
31 new comers comprising 18 boys and 13 girls and urged them to take their
Dr Alfa also urged
the continuing students especially the girls to guard themselves against
teenage pregnancies adding that a better future awaits them after a successful
completion of their studies.
Madam Ayiko thanked
the government for the gesture saying it would help motivate the children to
continue coming to school.
Madam Dery said all
the first comers came without uniforms and noted that the uniform and the
refreshment would boost their moral to stay in school.