The new office complex
The Kintampo South Ghana Education Service has been handed over an ultra modern office complex built by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The complex, estimated at GH¢600,000, consists of a conference hall, washrooms, dining rooms and many offices which will accommodate all the staff of the GES.
Handing over the keys to Mr. Dan B. Antwi, District Director of Education, Dr. Felix Amoakoh, the Director of Funds and Procurement Management Unit of the Ministry of Education, commended the contractor, Alhaji Majeed of Ramasad Co. Ltd, for executing the contract on time and a good work done. He also thanked the DCE of Kintampo South, Mr. Dateakwa and the District Director of Education for their tireless efforts in seeing to it that the project was completed in time. According to Dr. Amoakoh, other districts which were offered the opportunity did not take keen interest and as such some of the projects were abandoned by some contractors.
According to Dr. Amoakoh, the USAID was investing $19.7 million in the construction of 50 kindergartens, 45, JHS blocks, 15 district education offices and 45 places of convenience in the country. Dr. Amoakoh appealed to the GES to cultivate the culture of maintenance so that the office complex would keep long.
Thanking the USAID for the kind gesture, Mr. Deteakwa said he would be paying random visits to the place to make sure the offices were maintained. According to the DCE, the office complex had raised the image of the district adding that the District Assembly would make sure the place was used to the benefit of the GES. He seized the opportunity to admonish teachers in the district to work hard to improve upon the standard of education.
In an exclusive interview with this paper, Mr. Antwi said as at the time he took over as the District Director of Education, the best that the district could achieve in the BECE was 28% pass but since he took over, and with the help of the teachers in the district, the district was able to score 80%. He thanked all the teachers for helping him achieve so much within the short period that he was transferred there.
FROM Eric Bawah, Jema
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