12.10.2006 General News

Asuofua and Asamang schools participate in pilot feeding programme

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Mr Thomas Ofori-Donkor, Atwima-Nwabiagya District Chief Executive has observed that increase in enrolment at Asuofua basic school from 1,858 last year to 2,084 this year has increased pressure on its limited infrastructure compelling some teachers to hold classes under shady trees.

He has therefore; advised school authorities to be circumspect in the admission of pupils in order not to compound existing problem.

Mr Ofori-Donkor made the observation when addressing a meeting at Asuofua to discuss Government's School Feeding programme and provision of school infrastructure.

It was attended by Mr Beneto Owusu-Bio, Member of Parliament for Atwima-Nwabiagya, Mr Eddy Obeng-Darko, Atwima-Nwabiagya District Director of Education, School Management Committees (SMCs), Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), teachers and other stakeholders.

Mr Ofori-Donkor announced that Asuofua and Asamang basic schools had been included in the programme.

He asked the communities to provide gravel, sand and labour to complement efforts of the assembly to construct a catering centre for each of the communities.

Mr Obeng-Darko observed that Asuofua School had become famous and popular due to its excellent and consistent academic achievements.

He therefore; advised the residents to mobilise resources and initiate self-help programmes to provide extra educational infrastructure and other facilities to accommodate more children.

Mr Obeng-Darko advised parents to offer good training to their children and lead lives worthy of emulation.

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