The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South Constituency, Rev John Ntim Fordjour, has donated 300 dual desks and 40 teachers’ furniture to the Assin Ochiso D/A and Assin Kruwa D/A Basic Schools.
The donations forms part of the broader vision and effort of the MP to ensure that pupils in his constituency study under congenial conditions.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Mr Ntim Fordjour stated that his long desire has been to end the situation whereby pupils have to carry stools to school before they could comfortably sit for classes.
“Coming back to support Assin Kruwa Basic School is a delight for me, because I recall some 27 years ago I began my basic education here, and this is where I obtained my basic education from KG to JHS 3,” he posited.
Mr Fordjour recounted that he and his mates endured a lot of difficulties during their days at the Assin Kruwa Basic School, including carrying stools on a daily basis.
He continued: “Now that I am in a position to assist and to transform that situation, it is a delight for me to come back to ensure every child in this school and many other schools, do receive comfortable furniture.”
He appealed to the pupils to be committed to learning and discipline, so that they would be able to attain higher heights in education.
The Assin South District Director of Education, Mr Stephen Abamfo, applauded the MP for the donations, saying they were timely.
He said: “Quality teaching and learning go with logistics. Can you imagine the discomforts pupils endure when they have to sit in threes and fours during classes?”
He added: “They are timely, because they will bring much comfort to the people, and the teachers will be motivated to give out their best during contact hours.”
Each school received 150 dual desks and 20 teachers’ furniture.