Samuel Akumatey, GNA
Kpando Gadza (V/R), Oct. 1, GNA – Gadza
Municipal Assembly Basic School in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region,
has held its maiden speech and prize-giving day to celebrate a recent surge in
Mr Kudzo Agbale, Headmaster, said the event,
which was on the theme “Education, the means of developing responsible and
accountable future leaders”, had become necessary to encourage the efforts of
students, the community and its leaders on whose support the School had
survived over the years.
He said the 72-year old school recorded a 100
per cent success in the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examinations, and
expressed hope that recent investments in the School will propel its enrolment,
which remained low with just 13 students registered for the 2018 Basic
Education Certificate Examination.
The Headmaster attributed the enrolment slump
to the School’s lack of toilet facilities, forcing pupils to either use toilet
in neighbouring homes or defecate in the open.
He said the School also lacked textbooks and
furniture, and hinted of plans to construct a new classroom block to replace
the decades old termite infested block which had no space for staff.
GNA gathered that the School established by
members of three communities; Gadza, Dzoanti, and Agudzi, has no library and
its computer laboratory is being hosted by a nearby house.
Mr Kojo Addae-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer
of Data Bank Ghana, launched an Akpokli Education and Career Fund with GH¢15,000.00
seed money donated by Mr Bryan Acheampong, Minister of State in charge of
Mr Acheampong, further promised a six unit
classroom block in honour of one Robert Gbenge, an in-law who hailed from
Togbui Kodzoga V, Chief of Kpando Gadza urged
parents to support the Fund to transform the lives of the present and future
A six-unit classroom block and a kitchen were
commissioned to mark the event, whiles Union Ghana, a professional association,
pledged to support the School with toilet facilities.
Among those honoured was Luc Sommers, a
Belgian cross-country cyclist whose organization “Emu” supported the
classroom and kitchen projects.