Schools’ water storage systems, decent toilets, appropriate pieces of furniture and Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities are to be tackled in the Kpetoe-Ziope District as top priorities under the Member of Parliament’s (MP’s) Common Fund.
Provision of kindergartens would also receive the same attention given its strong influence on early child education.
Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Member of Parliament for the Constituency stated these, following the delivery of 300 desks worth 35,000 Ghana cedis and 10 Jumbo sized poly-tanks worth 16,000 Ghana cedis for distribution to some needy schools in the constituency under the MP’s Common Fund.
She observed that without such facilities the students, pupils and teachers in the schools would not enjoy the full benefits of new school buildings being built for them.
Mrs Azumah-Mensah said the school environment should be made holistic and attractive in order to encourage pupils of school going age to want to go to school and stay on and teachers to maximise their output.
She said schools including kindergartens should be given desk top computers rather than individual students’ lap-tops which many students tend to misapply.
Some head-teachers in the District told the Ghana News Agency that the schools were anxiously awaiting for the distribution of the new desks because many of their pupils were sharing limited number of desks, while others used cement blocks as chairs and tables.
Mr Gershon Agyeman, Kpetoe-Ziope District Director of Education expressed gratitude to the MP for her efforts at improving school environment in the district.
Mr Michael Kobla Adzaho, District Chief Executive for Kpetoe-Ziope asked School Management Teams, Parent -Teacher Associations and head-teachers to ensure the proper use of the desks and to quickly repair those that would be damaged.
Meanwhile, a team of officials from the Ghana Education Service and the District Assembly Monday began inspecting the new desks for distribution in a week’s time. GNA