TWO separate ceremonies for the construction of two six-unit classroom blocks have taken place. The blocks are for the Asokore Methodist and the Seniagya District Assembly Primary Schools in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region.
Both projects, funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) at a cost of GH¢140,000 each, are to be completed within a period of 10 months.
When completed, the classroom blocks, which would also have libraries, offices and stores, would replace the dilapidated classroom blocks used by the schools.
The Asokore Methodist Primary School block, for instance, which was constructed in 1927, had since not be seen rehabilitated.
At the sod-cutting ceremonies, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kwadwo Adae, said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government attached much importance to education because it was the cornerstone to the development of the nation.
He stressed that it was the desire of the government to get every child of school age in school, adding “This forms part of the “Better Ghana” agenda.
Mr Adae further stated that the distribution of free exercise books and school uniforms were all clear testimony of the government’s commitment to improve education in the country.
He entreated the contractors working on the projects to do an excellent job, warning that the assembly would not tolerate any shoddy work.
The headmistress of Asokore Methodist Primary School, Mrs Cecilia Oteng Dapaah, said the junior high school block was renovated recently through the assistance of the Omanhene of Asokore, Susubribi Krobea Asante.
She was grateful to the government for going to the aid of the school and expressed the hope that the projects would be completed on schedule to enhance teaching and learning.
Mrs Dapaah stated that the school had produced many people who were holding high positions in society, and called on them to the school to help it in various ways.
Present at the ceremony was Nana Antwi Boasiako, the Dwantoafohene of Asokore, Mr Mohammed Mutaka, Sarki Zongo of Asokore, and Mr Richard Donkor, the District Information Officer.