New Juaben South Assembly presents furniture to education directorate
The New Juaben South Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has handed over about 1,500 dual desks to its education directorate for onward distribution to public basic schools in the area.
The desks, which were made of wood and metal, were to be distributed to 48 basic schools within the municipality to improve teaching and learning in the schools.
Some of the beneficiary schools included the Koforidua Presbyterian Cluster of Schools, New Juaben M/A Basic School, Adweso SDA Basic School, Apimpoa Islamic Cluster of Schools, Agavanya Basic School, Good Shepherd Anglican Basic School and Sarkodee M/A Basic School.
Others are Falahiya Islamic School, Bishop Monroe AME Zion School, Nana Oware Agyapong M/A School, Ada Kyeremanteng Cluster of Schools, Mahd-Deen Islamic School, St. Peter’s Anglican Basic School among others.
At a ceremony to present the furniture at the premises of the assembly, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Isaac Appaw-Gyasi, said the furniture were procured by the municipal assembly to complement government’s efforts in education.
He said additional tables and chairs had also been procured for teachers.
That, he explained, was part of a mechanism developed to motivate teachers in the municipality.
The MCE indicated that due to his frequent visits to public basic schools within the municipality, he identified their challenges, one of which was inadequate furniture, and therefore decided to solve the problem.
That, according to Mr Appaw-Gyasi, would attract parents to enrol their children in those schools instead of private basic schools.
He gave the assurance that government would continue to provide good policies and programmes to ensure that education would be at the center of economic development.
For his part, the Municipal Education Director, Mustapha Haruna Appiah, who received the furniture, expressed gratitude to everyone especially the assembly for contributing in diverse ways in acquiring them.
He stressed that public schools had become attractive and were now admitting more students than ever before.
Mr Appiah indicated that during the new academic year, there was a hike in the number of parents seeking admission for their children into various public schools in the area.
That, he attributed to good educational policies and best practices rolled out to ensure that public school pupils would be abreast of modern learning methods.
He said he would ensure every pupil had a desk to sit on during lessons so as to ensure a smooth, conducive and effective environment for teaching and learning.