Minister donates furniture to schools in Cape Coast

Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi

Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi

Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister of Education has donated 200 tables and chairs to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for distribution to some selected basic schools in the area.

Presenting the furniture at separate durbars at Besakrom and Kokwado on Wednesday, she pledged her determination to commit greater percentage of her resources to the provision of educational facilities for schools in the area on account of its importance to society.

Mrs Ayisi who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast North, recounted her last visit to some schools in the area when she observed that their furniture was not in good shape and therefore, promised to support them.

She said parents and society would begin to see the immense impact education would have on the society if every child of school going age went to school adding, “Our children are the future leaders and should learn in a good environment”.

Mrs. Ayisi reiterated government’s resolve to prioritise education as the backbone of socio-economic development, irrespective of one’s geographical location and encouraged parents to take up their responsibility to educate their wards and not to compromise it in any way.

Mr. Stephen Amoah, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Director of Education described as “timely” the intervention by the MP saying it was a clear demonstration of her personal interest in highlighting the importance of education in national development.

He lauded Mrs Ayisi for her gesture and assured that the furniture would be put to good use to justify what they were donated for.

Mr Amoah added that support to education was a worthy cause that should be encouraged and called for support for many of such schools in the area that lacked basic infrastructure and other teaching and learning aids.

The Metroplitan Director of Education also called on stakeholders in education to assist the office with logistics to promote teaching, learning and deepen supervision in schools.

Madam Sarah Agyeiwaa, headteacher of Besakrom M/A Basic School on behalf of beneficiary institutions, thanked the minister for her gesture and called on stakeholders in the educational sector to increase their support base to the primary and junior high schools in the metropolis.




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