GETFund supports basic schools with dual desks
Sixty-four Basic schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis have been presented with classroom furniture to enhance academic work.
The classroom furniture, which were made up of 1,500 dual desks, were financed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and presented by the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) to support schools in need.
Speaking after handing over the furniture to the Metropolitan Directorate of the Ghana Education Service in Sekondi, Metropolitan Chief Executive, Abdul Mumin Issah, said the assembly was doing everything to ensure improvement in educational infrastructure within the metropolis.
He said a well-equipped classroom with the perfect furniture played a significant role in the effectiveness of pupils/students learning.
Aside from that, he said, good ambiance contributed to the comfort, posture and support of students, all of which, contributed positively towards the students' ability to concentrate and work academically.
One of the primary goals of the government, he said, was to promote holistic development, saying as the children grew, the results of education through the perfect environment for learning always manifested.
The good foundations of children at the basic school’s level, he said, were important, “and with that solid foundation, we can be assured that the children would be able to sail through without difficulty.”
The MCE gave the assurance that the gesture from the fund, which currently covered 64 basic schools, would not be the last, but work in progress and that as the assembly received more, it would make it available to other schools.
The assembly, Mr Issah said, remained committed, adding that, “education empowers our young children to absorb what is being taught” and expressed the hope that the items would be put to good use.
The STMA Metropolitan Director of Education, Sally Nelly Coleman, said the gesture was timely and that schools that were in dire need of furniture would be serviced first.
“There are some newly constructed schools that need furniture and the mode of distribution would be mainly based on the needs assessment made by the directorate to ensure fairness,” she said.