Dr Yaw OSEI Adutwum, Deputy Minister for Education says government was determined in carrying out investments into education including basic education.
This, he noted was to ensure that it improves teaching and learning at all levels in the county starting with basic education.
Addressing a gathering of chiefs and the public at an unveiling ceremony of a World Bank sponsored library facility for pupils in Manhyia-North, Dr Adutwum stressed government’s resolve to sustaining all investments which is aimed at making education access free and one that has the necessary quality.
The Deputy Minister urged all stakeholders in education including parents and teachers to support government in its quest to eliminate every impediment that hindered pupils from accessing free and compulsory education from the Basic to Senior High School level.
‘’Government knowing the importance of Education is committed to sustaining investments into the sector so as to increase access to same and also relieve parents from the perennial headache of paying huge sums for their wards to attend school’’, Dr Adutwum emphasized.
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Speaking at the event earlier, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah, Member of Parliament (MP) for the area mentioned plans by his outfit to sustain support it has expended to schools in the community.
The provision of teaching and learning aids such as books, computers and school furniture, the MP noted will be continued so as to ensure every school in the community has enough for academic studies.
The MP noted the library facility will also encourage students and pupils in the community to carry out extra studies on their own so as to understand the courses they may be offering well.
‘’As a beneficiary of sound and quality education, I as the MP for this area will not relent in sustaining the provision of teaching and learning equipment to schools in this community so that we achieve optimum and good results in all examinations our pupils or students sit in’’, Hon Amankwah posited.
Commending the World Bank for the facility, Osei Assibey Antwi, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive tasked schools and the Ghana Library Board to help maintain the books and teaching aids at the library.
He also thanked the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) for investing some funds and learning equipment into the education of pupils and students.
The Mayor asked schools in the community to take advantage of the library and patronize it to get additional knowledge outside the conventional classroom.
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