04.05.2008 Education

GES begins “Schools-Under-Trees” project

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) has initiated a programme to provide classrooms for areas where pupils attend classes under trees.

The Director in charge of Supervision at the East Akyem Municipal Education Directorate, Mr Owusu Mireku, announced this when the East Akyem Municipality Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Emmanuel Victor Asihene, inaugurated three different projects at Tontro, Nobi, and Abodan.

Mr Mireku said the project dubbed “Schools-Under-Trees” seeks to provide decent school block and accommodation for teachers to help improve the standard of education especially in the rural areas.

At Tontro and Nobi, Mr Asihene inaugurated a three classroom-block with stores, office and computer centre for each community at the cost of GH¢35,000 each and four units teachers quarters at Obodan at the cost of GH¢52,000 all funded from the GETFUND.

The Municipal Chief Executive addressing separate durbars said, Government was committed to the welfare of the people and rejected claims by the opposition parties that, Government was insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians.

He said Government had put in place a lot of programmes to improve the welfare of the people and cited the School Feeding Programme and the Capitation Grant as some of measures.

Mr Mireku urged the people to have confidence in Government and continue to vote for the NPP to continue the good works it had started.

Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North said the Constituency had benefited from a lot of development projects such as electrification, school buildings, and clinics roads to improve the welfare of the people.

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