Pupils commend DCE, MP for ending shift system at Akrofuom D/A Basic School

The DCE and the MP at the brief ceremony to officially hand over the school block

Teachers and pupils of Akrofoum D/A School in the Akrofuom District of the Ashanti Region have commended the Member of Parliament for the area Hon Alex Blankson and the District Chief Executive Hon. Maurice Jonas Woode for putting up a three (3) classroom block at the school to officially end the shift system in the school.

The school according to the District Chief Executive had to admit more pupils after a private school was shutdown due to COVID-19. Due to the huge numbers in the school, it was forced to run a shift system much to the discomfort of pupils and teachers.

Consequently, the Assembly had to intervene and had to put up a three (3) unit classroom block with Headteacher’s office, Staff common room and furniture for both teachers and pupils.

At a short ceremony to officially hand over the facility to school authorities, Hon Woode added that about ₵240,000 sourced from the Stool Lands revenue was used to put up the structure which will add to the existing classroom block to accommodate 800 pupils.

He added that, the Assembly has lined up additional classroom blocks and again fence the school to ward off encroachers.

“We all know efforts Government is making in investing in education to take away the cash burden off parents, but parents must also do their best by showing interest in their children’s academic performance and general wellbeing in school”, said Hon. Woode as he encouraged the pupils to study hard to become responsible citizens in future.

MP to roll out ‘Super Mock’ exams

The Member of Parliament for Akrofuom Constituency Hon Alex Blankson on his part reiterated his commitment to improving teaching and learning by announcing the introduction of a Mock Examinations for candidates preparing for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Dubbed ‘Super Mock’, the MP said the initiative forms part of activities by his outfit as the students sit for the main exams supervised by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC.

He praised the District Education Directorate and the District Chief Executive for their efforts in facilitating quality education in the District.

The District Director of Education, George Sarfo Kantanka lauded the DCE and MP for uniting to lobby for development in the area. He added that it was only unity that will enhance development at Akrofuom.

Whiles citing the plethora of challenges facing the education sector in the District including lack of Staff bungalow and other infrastructure, Mr. Sarfo Kantanka called on other stakeholders, institutions and individuals to come in, and complement the efforts of the Assembly and the MP.

SOURCE: Sampson Manu, ISD Office Obuasi

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