Family hands over library to Behenase D/C Basic School

Prof. Augustine Kwasi Fosu, a native of Behenase in the Atwiwa Kwanwo­ma District, along with his wife, Helen Fosu, has established a library for the Behenase D/C Basic School in the Ashanti Region to enhance the quality of education in the community.

Currently residing in the US, Prof. Fosu aims to provide the pupils with better opportunities than he had while studying in the village, ensuring they are well-pre­pared for a successful future.

Emphasising the importance of education as a valuable gift from parents to their children, he intended to create a platform for students from his community to compete with those from more privileged areas.

During a ceremony to hand over the well-equipped library to the community, Prof. Fosu urged both the community and the school to maintain and utilise the facility effectively.

He encouraged the students to aim for higher education and not limit their aspirations based on their current circumstances.

The Headmaster of Behenase D/C Basic School, Kingston Opoku, who received the library on behalf of the community and the school, expressed deep grati­tude to the donors for their gen­erous contribution. He believed that the library would significantly enhance the school’s academic performance and potentially ele­vate it to become one of the top schools in the district.

Despite the school’s impres­sive academic achievements, Mr Opoku highlighted the urgent need for additional classroom blocks and furniture to accom­modate the growing number of students. He appealed to the gov­ernment and other well-meaning individuals to support the school in addressing these challenges.

For his part, the District Deputy Director of Education in charge of Statistics, John Owusu, said since its inception some 12 years ago, the school had been record­ing about 90 per cent passes in the Basic Education Certificate Exam­ination (BECE), and said he was optimistic that the modern library facility would further improve the level of education in the area.

The Queen mother of the area, Nana Hemabena Tipa II, advised the youth to desist from immoral acts that would tarnish the good image of the town and to focus on their education.

She was grateful to the benefac­tors and called on all and sundry to contribute their quota towards the development of Behenase and the entire Atwima Kwanwoma district.

The management of the school presented a citation to Prof. Fosu in appreciation for the provision of the library facility.

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