Ghana Politics News-The Member of Parliament for Asokwa, Madam Patricia Appiagyei last Wednesday resumed her scheduled community tours in the constituency by donating items to two needy schools in Atonsu.
The MP, who also doubles as the Deputy Minister of Science, Technology, Environment and Innovation commenced the tour with visits to Unique Standard School and the New Bethel Presbyterian School in Atonsu S-line and Atonsu Station respectively.
Speaking to the media after presenting two desk-top computers with accessories to pupils at Unique Standard and some fifty (50) bags of cement to New Bethel schools, Madam Appiagyei noted the importance of carrying out investments in education.
She stressed every investment towards the education of children will never be a waste since the pupils by virtue of knowledge acquisition will grow to become the leaders of tomorrow.
‘’Having benefitted from the education I got through my parents, I am also determined to support schools particularly pupil schools in Asokwa with every assistance I get to ensure they get the best of education they will need to become useful citizens in future’’, Madam Appiagyei intimated.
Having received a briefing about the challenges the New Bethel School is facing, Madam Appiagyei promised to lobby the Education Directorate to expand facilities at the school.
Currently, the school due to its inadequate classroom blocks has to lump the pupils in small spaces together.
Madam Appiagyei who was accompanied by some constituency executives of the NPP on the tour, expressed dissatisfaction about the crowded nature of the classrooms, insisting the conditions at the rooms will make ventilation difficult.
She promised to lead an effort to get support for the school so as to enable the children study and do well in class.
‘’I am appalled at the small spaces these children are being taught in and seeing how they are sweating makes me sad. As I leave here, I will ensure I comb everywhere to get support to enable you expand the facilities here’’, the MP noted.
Speaking on behalf of the pupils and staff of Bethel Presby, Mr Kwabena Asuoanoma, the headmaster commended the Asokwa MP for the 50bags of cement.
The cement, he noted will help the school put up a structure to enable them divide one of the crowded classrooms.
Mr Asuoanoma asked the GES to post an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher to the school to enable the pupils get lessons in the examinable subject.
He revealed that for three years the teachers in the school have been using their little competence to teach ICT in class.
This, he admitted is not the best since the children are examined on ICT every term during end of year examination.
‘’We plead with the GES to help us with funds to expand this facility and also post an ICT teacher to help these pupils learn both the theory and practical aspects of the subject’’, the headmaster pleaded.
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