KMA improves security in 15 SHSs with 3000 bulbs


At least 15 schools within the Kumasi Metropolis have received 3000 energy-saving bulbs to improve security and illuminate their campuses.

City Mayor Samuel Pyne said this intervention is in response to calls by authorities in these second-cycle schools that dark places exposed their students and staff to miscreants, and other harmful animals.

“The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is very much committed to supporting schools to provide the best of environments and it is, for this reason, I am giving the 15 schools within Kumasi 200 bulbs each to brighten their study halls and enhance teaching and learning as well as prevent rodents and reptiles from hiding in dark places to bite students on campus”, Pyne who spoke at a brief ceremony on Monday (February 13).


The Mayor also asked the headmasters to without hesitation write to the Assembly to request items and learning materials that may aid them in teaching in learning.

He used the opportunity to notify them that they could also write to request street lights and bulbs to enhance illumination on their campuses just as other schools have been beneficiaries after requesting for same.

The Mayor, himself a tutor, also stressed that the Assembly was willing to provide assistance in forms they could to support schools in the Kumasi Metropolis. 

“The Assembly and I are committed to providing support to you once you officially request the same from us so that collectively we could work to get positive outcomes in education in the metropolis”, he stated.


The Metropolitan Director of Education for Kumasi, Mr David Oppong who received the items for and on behalf of the Ghana Education Service (GES) thanked the Mayor for the timely gesture.

He noted that research had shown that the environments students study had a bearing on outcomes and their outputs.

This, he stated, makes the household bulb presentation to schools by KMA very important and urged the schools to use them for the intended purpose.

“Positive learning outcomes are a result of investment in environments as well as teaching and learning in schools and for us, at the Metro Directorate we are grateful to the KMA for always showing support to us to enhance teaching and learning in our schools “, the Director posited. 

Beneficiary Schools

The fifteen (15) schools that benefitted from the KMA gesture were Armed Forces, Kumasi Senior High Technical, Adventist, Kumasi Girls, Wesley High, TI Amass, Opoku Ware, Prince of Peace,  Asanteman and Islamic Senior High Schools.

The rest were J. A Kufuor Senior High, Anglican Senior High, Serwaah Nyarko Girls, Kumasi Technical Institute and St Hubert Seminary Senior High Schools.


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