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17.07.2009 Education

Government urged to Improve facilities in rural schools

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Adaklu Have (V/R), July 16, GNA – Mr. Bismarck Agbeve, Director of 'Bridge Volta', a Non-Governmental Organization, on Wednesday urged government to improve upon the infrastructure in rural schools and provide teaching and learning materials, saying it would attract teachers and help raise academic standards in those areas.

He made the call when he presented a number of items to the E.P. Schools at Adaklu-Have in the Volta Region.

The items which cost 3,000 Ghana cedis, include one computer with accessories, 13 boxes of assorted books, cupboards, teaching and learning materials and footballs.

Mr. Agbeve observed that pupils in rural schools could also perform excel academically if given the needed attention.

He appealed to parents to ensure that their wards use their leisure times profitably.

Mr. Simon Adamah, Chairman of Future Hope Foundation, a Community Based Organisation and affiliate of Bridge Volta, was hopeful that the items would help improve teaching and learning in the school.

Mr. Ernest Amedor, Headteacher of the school, receiving the items, said the computer came at the right time because Information Communication Technology was now being studied as a subject at the basic level. He appealed for the extension of electricity to the school to enable the pupils to utilise the computer.

He also appealed to parents to provide the needs of their wards and to take special interest in their studies at home.

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