From Ernest Best Anane
The Afigya Kwabre District Assembly has built the first public primary school block for Essen/Tabuom community.
The project would cater for 40 beginners for kindergarten (KG) 1 and 2, primary1, 2 and 3, with seven teachers – four for KG 1 and 2, and three for primary 1, 2 and 3. The project, which comprises a 6-unit classroom, a library, office and toilet facility, cost GH¢25,584.
Mrs. Emelia Botwe, District Coordinating Director, said at the commissioning that the project would help bring up children to become responsible citizens and future leaders of the next generation to come. She noted that the best legacy or investment a parent could offer his/her ward is education, which, she said, is the bedrock of every economy.
According to Mrs. Botwe, the common enemy of our time as a society is to fight against poverty and not our fellow human beings, as it was in our forefathers’ period, and for that matter, must take a keen interest in the education of children, for that is the only way we can fight against poverty in our homes, as parents.
She stressed that in spite of the numerous challenges the Assembly was facing as a new district, it has made tremendous efforts in terms of school infrastructure and other developmental projects throughout the area, and pleaded with Nananom, stakeholders and the citizens to always support the Assembly to enable them chalk more development successes.
Mrs. Stellar Ofori-Atta, District Director of Education, commended the District Chief Executive (DCE), Oppong Kyekyeku, and the Assembly for the facility, which, she said, would go a long way to improve education in the area.
She also entreated parents to see the need to partner the government in the provision of the basic needs of their wards in school to provide quality education for children of school-going age. The Education Director also urged the Parent-Teacher Association to always ensure that the lifespan of the facility is prolonged.
She charged nananom and the assembly members to provide security for the school, especially, at night, to prevent unscrupulous people from making it their place of convenience.
Mrs. Ofori-Atta, on behalf of the Directorate, presented teaching and learning materials, including notes books, boxes of chalk, registers and log books to the school management and staff to complement the provision of furniture by the assembly.
Nana Konkom Barima II, Chief of Essen, commended the DCE, Assembly and the Education Directorate for bringing the dreams of the people to reality. He assured stakeholders that he would partner the government to make the school a model one in the area.