NGO starts work on classroom block for Avedzi-Adzinukope

Mr. Gobah performing the sod cutting ceremony

Mr. Gobah performing the sod cutting ceremony

Pencils of Promise (POP), an education focused non-governmental organisation (NGO) has commenced construction on a five-unit classroom block and a KVIP for the Avedzi-Adzinukope basic school in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.

The NGO earlier supplied the School with 105 chairs and 25 tables for the kindergarten, 72 dual desks for basic one to six, three teacher’s tables and chairs and an office table and a chair.

Mr Freeman Gobah, Country Director of the Organisation, who cut the sod for work to begin said academic excellence was achievable in a conducive environment hence the Organisation’s investments in infrastructure for schools in Volta and Eastern regions.

He said education was the bedrock for progressive societies and asked that the sector be given priority and commitment.

Mr Edward Kumah Deku, Head teacher of the School, expressed gratitude to Pencils of Promise and said the project was timely.

He said the lack of infrastructure in the school was adversely affecting the performance of pupils and that the School had to combine classes five and six, with great challenges to effective academic work in both classes.

Mr Deku added  that the  School had only eight teachers from Kindergarten one to Junior High School three, so needed more teachers to enhance academic work.

He said the school also has no computers for teaching Information Communication Technology (ICT), which affects the performance of pupils in the subject during the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Madam Mercy Elsie Essie Ashiagbor, the Municipal Director of Education told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Directorate was aware of the challenges facing the school and was putting measures in place to address them.

She said the Directorate was working to ensure that by January 2019, problems of teacher deficit would be addressed in the Municipality.

Mr Gabriel Kwabla Kwamigah, National Coordinator of Zylofon Cash Ghana, promised to mechanise the school’s borehole to address the water challenges in the school.

He said his outfit would also provide other necessary support to the school to improve its performance and make it one of the best in the Municipality.



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