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14.12.2010 Education

Koreans assist village in Fanteakwa with school material

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December 13, 2010 Nkankama (E/R), Dec 13, GNA - Nkankama, a farming community in the Fanteakwa District, is gradually emerging as the development hub of the district thanks to the activities of the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) and the Korean Educational Broadcasting System (ESB).

KOICA has put up a three-classroom school building with an office and a library for Nkankama District Assembly Junior High School and provided furniture.

KOICA also built 3-unit teachers' bungalow and ESB has provided computers, projectors, exercise books and other teaching aids.

KOICA has dotted the district with 11 new school buildings to replace old dilapidated ones and has built 11 schools for Kwahu North District and these school buildings will be used by Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High School children.

It was for this reason that the inhabitants of Nkankama and school children rejoiced at the arrival of KOICA officials, Madam Myungshin Lee and the President of ESB, Mr. Kwak Duk Hoon, and his delegation to their community.

Speaking at a ceremony to welcome them, the District Chief Executive of Fanteakwa District, Mr. Abass Hussein, noted with gratitude the support Korea had given Ghana over the years and said such an intervention in the form of educational materials and school buildings would be appreciated.

He said the district would collaborate with Korea to increase the provision of learning/teaching aids, ICT and infrastructure for schools.

The District Director of Education, Mr. Kwadwo Owusu, thanked KOICA and ESB for the assistance Nkankama had received and expressed the hope that the district would benefit from programmes of ESB to lift up learning in schools in the area.

Nana Adu Tieku, a representative of the Fanteakwa Traditional Council, appealed to parents to take advantage of the assistance and send their children to school.

"All the materials will be useless if parents do not ensure their children utilize them. Take care of them and do not let the district down", he said.

Mr. Hoon stressed the importance of education and its role in promoting world peace and prosperity and said ESB would continue to promote collaboration with the district and promised to provide internet connectivity for the schools.

School children treated the audience to good traditional music and dance.


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