Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA
Kumasi, Sept. 18, GNA – The Kumasi
Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) will soon embark on a massive rehabilitation
programme to put into shape all dilapidated classroom blocks and resource some
identified deprived basic schools in the Metropolis.
The programme, which would be carried out in
collaboration with the Ashanti Regional Directorate of Education, is to help
provide conducive and child-friendly atmosphere to enhance teaching and
learning and encourage children to remain in school.
Mr Osei Assibey Antwi, the Chief Executive of
KMA, made this known when he visited some schools in the Metropolis to mark
this year’s “My First Day at School”.
The Chief Executive, who was accompanied the
Metropolitan Director of Education, Madam Martha Owusu Agyeman, the Education
Sub-Committee and some assembly members, visited Danyame M/A Basic School,
Santasi M/A Basic School, Adumanu M/A Basic School, New-Tafo-Dechemso Primary
and Junior High schools and Najahiya Islamic Basic School.
He presented assorted soft drinks,
confectionaries, some teaching and learning materials as well as school sandals
to the pupils.
Mr Assibey Antwi welcomed the new entrants and
advised them to take their studies seriously.
They should use their time profitably and
spend less time watching television, he said.
Mr Assibey Antwi commended the schools for
planting more trees on their compounds and encouraged them to do more to green
and beautify their environment.
He appealed to financial institutions,
corporate organisations and philanthropists to assist the Assembly to resource
and put some of the bad classroom blocks into good shape.
He said an essay competition would soon be
organised for junior high school (SHS) students on the topic: “Keeping the city
clean and green,” and those who would excel would receive awards.
Madam Martha Owusu-Agyeman, the Metropolitan
Director of Education, advised the children to take advantage of the Free SHS
Policy initiated by the Government and aspire to be in the SHS.
Madam Beatrice Frimpomaa, the Head Teacher of
Adumanu Basic School, called on the Assembly to help complete some unfinished
projects in the School.