The newly-built classroom block.INSET: The chiefs of Onwe Cutting the tape to open the classroom block as Dr Gabriel Boakye (left) looks on
A MODERN classroom block to help boost academic work has been built at the cost of a staggering GH ¢ 65,000 at the Onwe Methodist Basic and Junior High School (JHS).
Built by Dr Gabriel Boakye, a native of Onwe and his friends, the new school block would help bring to an end the shift system which is being practised at the school due to inadequate school blocks.
Dr Boakye, who is noted for his benevolence, responded swiftly to an appeal made by the school authorities during its open day celebration last year for help, to solve the school’s classroom block problems.
The medical doctor and his team of benevolent people quickly raised the necessary funds to construct the modern classroom block which would also avert the congestion at the school.
Dr Boakye’s philanthropic team had earlier on presented brand new computers and its accessories to help improve the study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT.)
The Chief of Onwe, Nana Asokwa Dankagyeabuor II together with Dr Boakye and the Municipal Education Director, Mrs Gertude Mensah, cut the tape to open the new classroom block.
Nana Asokwa commended the medical practitioner and his team who helped to raise enough funds for the completion of the classroom building project.
He also thanked the team for presenting computers, football jerseys, slightly used clothing and stationery to the school to help in their activities, earlier on.
The chief urged indigenes of Onwe and other private organisations that operate in the Onwe community to emulate Dr Boakye and his team’s shining works by also coming to the aid of the town.
Headmaster of the school, Mr Kwamina Louis Bartels, was full of praise for Dr Boakye and his team for constructing the classroom block and also presenting computers to the school.
He, however, appealed to all well-to-do individuals and organisations to help build more classroom blocks for the JHS to help cater for the increasing student population at the school.
Mr Bartels also requested for a wall to be constructed around the school to guard it against encroachers and lunatics who parade around the school during teaching hours.
Dr Gabriel Boakye on his part, stressed on the need for the country to make proper investments in its education sector since ‘every country’s development lies in the kind of education it gives to its citizens.’
He pledged his team’s commitment to ensure that pupils in the community would be given the right kind of education to reduce child mortality and sicknesses.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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