The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon Bukari akari Anaba has
inaugurated two separate classroom blocks at St Josephs Practice School and SDA Junior High School at Bechem.
Speaking at the function, Honourable Bukari Zakari Anaba said a well educated
and enlightened population serves as an impetus for future leaders to take full advantage of the economic and other opportunities available nationally and globally. He stressed that education therefore develops the human resource base of the society and thereby enhances the human capital value as a means of increasing the productive capacity of members of society. Mr. Bukari Zakari Anaba revealed that the government has absorbed 70 percentage of the cost of registration for each Junior High School student who will be writing the BECE in April this year. He hinted that the District Assembly has also sponsored some final year
students for their mock examination district wide and currently about eighty (80) students are beneficiaries of the District Assembly scholarship, an increase from Twenty Five (25) students to eighty (80) students.
Inaugurating the projects the DCE disclosed that the projects were initiated by the pa
st administration and that credit mu
st be given to them for enhancing education in the district. The two (2) pro
jects which comprised of a three unit classroom block, an office, a store and a staff common room for the St Joseph’s JHS at the cost of GHË40,000 and the cladding of a 3 unit pavilion into a complete classroom block and the construction of a two (
2) unit classroom block at the cost of GH¢30,000 for the Bechem SDA JHS was undertaken by Mr. Prince Kwaku Addae’s New love Construction Ltd.
He called on all beneficiaries of SDA and St Joseph Demonstration Practice school to take good care of the building by cultivating the culture of maintenance. Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba also implored the people to help inculcate good discipline and morals in the youth who are the beneficiaries of all such developmental infrastructure so as to ensure that these funds are not put to waste. He assured that the Tano South District Assembly would commit the little resource given to them to complete and make education effective in the district.
The Acting District Director of Education, Tano South, Mr. Marcus Sarpong in a speech said infrastructure is paramount for quality education and the edifice being witnessed is clear demonstration of the government support to education in the district. He used the occasion to solicit assistance from stakeholders, parents and the district to provide the school with a toilet and urinal blocks to stop the pupils from competing with the students in the college.
Also in a short but impressive speech, the Vice Principal for St Joseph College of Education, Mr. Isaac Agyei Mensah commended the District Assembly for completing the project. He said the vision of the college would be realized if the district would support the school to fit a Senior High School to feed the college in future. Mr. Agyei Mensah therefore appealed to the headmaster, teachers and pupils to take good care of the facilities entrusted into their care to serve the purpose for which it was constructed.