The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has presented 900 dual desk to the Educational Department of the Assembly for onward distribution to 72 schools under its jurisdiction to enhance convenient and effective teaching and learning.
Presenting the desk to the Department in Accra yesterday, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of AMA, Mrs Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, explained that there was the need to equip schools with adequate infrastructure and logistics in order to complement government’s free Senior High School (SHS) flagship policy.
“These dual desks being presented will help enhance quality education in our schools. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has come up with the free SHS education to equip them in order that the more the parents bring up their ward, there is the need to enhance education by supplying them with these dual desks,”Mrs Sackey said.
She further charged the beneficiary schools to develop good maintenance culture by ensuring that the dual desk were well maintained for it to benefit future generations adding that the AMA would play their part by providing assistance in that regard.
Mrs Sackey advised students who were currently partaking in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to take their studies seriously and eschew any form of examination malpractices.
The Accra Metropolitan Director of Education, Mr Stephen Abamfo,said he was delighted by the presentation of the dual desks by the AMA as it would help improve education in the Metropolis.
Additionally, he explained that the dual desks to be distributed to the schools were needed as most of the furniture at the schools was worn out.
“I am enthused by the kind gesture by the MCE of AMA for presenting us with the 900 dual desks. It is not that we have infrastructural deficits because we have furniture all right and they have been assisting us. The fact is that some of the furniture are getting old and we need to replace them,” MrAbamfo said.
On the issue of maintenance, he noted that he would see to it that the dual desks were well maintained by the schools under strict supervision while entreating the students to make good use of it.
BY BENJAMIN ARCTON-TETTEY