Nyamaa School gets six-unit classroom block
Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, on Tuesday inaugurated a six-unit classroom block for the Nyamaa Primary and Junior High School in Sunyani.
The two-storey building with office and a store was constructed by the Sunyani Municipal Assembly at an estimated cost of GH¢199,719.50.
It coincided with “My first day at school”, to officially welcome new pupils into the formal education system in each academic year.
Mr Oppong-Ababio urged parents to instill good morals in their children, which would be complemented through the educational system.
He commended the Sunyani Municipal Directorate of Education and the teachers for their roles in the upbringing and development of pupils and students.
Mr Oppong-Ababio noted that the Assembly had recognized education as the key to development and therefore; implemented more than 250 development projects since 2009 in the Municipality with most of them in the education sector.
He pledged the Assembly’s commitment to continue to improve academic standards in the Municipality through the construction of more school infrastructure, provision of furniture and other logistics.
Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister in a speech read for him, emphasized that the provision of educational infrastructure, teaching and learning materials as well as personnel were major steps in making Free Compulsory Basic Education (FCUBE) accessible to children who had attained school-going age.
He appealed to parents to cooperate with the government and augment efforts by ensuring that their children, especially girls were provided with necessary support to attend school.
Mr Aidoo, who is also the Member of Parliament for Sefwi-Wiawso, reiterated the need for parents and guardians to show much interest in the academic progress of their children and wards by monitoring and supervising their home work to enable them develop their potentials.
Dr George Adjei-Hinneh, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Education, emphasized that students’ enrolment continued to increase each academic year and advised parents to adhere to family planning to reduce the number of children.
Mrs Mercy Baah Nuako, head teacher of the school, said the authorities intended to divide the school into “A” and “B” due to the increase in the number of pupils and appealed to the Assembly to construct more classroom blocks.
She said new admissions into the school, especially at the kindergarten level was steadily progressing and appealed to parents to collaborate with the teachers and ensure they attended Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) meetings regularly.