Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has reiterated the commitment of the Government to ensure that school children all over the country, irrespective of their location are provided with appropriate infrastructure.
She noted that the abolishing of some 2,300 schools under trees was one of the interventions being pursued by the government to ensure that school children had access to quality education.
Ms Koomson re stated this when she inaugurated a six classroom block with modern facilities for the Amantem Nkwanta Catholic Primary School on Wednesday.
The old dilapidated classroom block was in such a bad state that the teachers had to end classes and sent the children home anytime it threatened to rain, which affected effective teaching and learning.
The MCE indicated that without good infrastructure, it would be impossible for any school to provide quality education, adding that every child had the right to study in a conducive environment.
She said government affirmed that strengthening of basic education level was critical to the total development of the country.
“Without a strong foundation at the basic education level, progression to the senior high school or the university will be limited.”
Ms Koomson said government was therefore committed to ensure that enough attention was given at the basic level to provide the opportunity for the pupils to acquire the basic skills and knowledge that were necessary for their future education development.
Nana Ofosu Appiah, Chief of the town, commended the government and the Municipal Assembly for providing the area with numerous development projects.
He commended Ms Koomson for her foresight in accelerating the pace of development in the area and pledged on behalf of his people their full support to the government.
Mr Mumuni Gariba, Akyem Oda Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, appealed to the assembly to assist other deprived schools in the area.
He challenged parents to take advantage of the government’s interventions in education to send their children to school instead of engaging them in Illegal mining (galamsey) operations. GNA