The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has made available a total of 1, 700 school desks, costing GHC 600,000 for distribution to all the 63 public educational institutions in the municipality.
The beneficiaries included among others, the Forces Senior High Technical School, Osu Home Junior High school, South La Estate Junior High School, La Bethel and SalemJunior High schools.
Making the presentation to the schools, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Solomon Kotey Nikoi, said that the furniture was purchased from the Assembly’s own coffers at the cost of GH¢ 600,000.00 to address the furniture challenges in schools under their jurisdiction.
Mr Nikoi said the assembly had the oversight responsibility to provide all infrastructure needs and also create a conducive environment for teaching and learning in schools within the municipality.
“ It is the responsibility and duty of the assembly to provide infrastructure and also create a serene environment that ensures better teaching and learningin all schools in LaDMA, “ he said.
He said that the desk would be shared across board to all schools on a pressing need bases.
The MCE urged corporate institutions operating in LaDMA to support the assembly, and the government in its questto provide a better teaching and learning conditions in schools in the municipality.
Ms Habiba Kotomah, the Municipal Director of Education of LaDMA, said all 59 basic and 4 senior high schools were to benefit from the furniture distribution.
According to Ms Kotomah, Basic Education Certificate Exam (BECE) centres within the municipality would receive more of the furniture than the rest, in order to ensure there were enough for candidates to use during national examinations.
She also hinted that the rest of the schools would receive an average of 50 furniture each.
Ms Kotomah was grateful for the support by the assembly to the schools, and called for more educational infrastructure to increase development in the educational sector in the municipality.
BY VICTOR A BUXTON