May 11, 2011
Breman Brakwa (C/R), May 11, GNA - The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly in the Central Region, has presented 10,165 free school uniforms and 324,819 exercise books, to needy and deprived pupils in the District.
The government has also extended the Ghana School Feeding Programme and the Capitation Grant to basic schools in the District.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mrs Georgina Nkrumah Aboah who made this known said the intervention was in fulfilment of the Government's policy to improve teaching and learning in school, ease the burden of parents and guardians and encourage children to go to school.
The DCE was speaking during a rededication ceremony for 60 teachers drawn from the Brakwa Circuit of the Methodist Church, Ghana at Brakwa.
Mrs Aboah commended the Central Government for making its policy on free school uniform and exercise books a reality, since they formed essential components for effective and efficient education delivery.
The DCE commended teachers in the area for their self-help spirit and hard work.
She also praised Reverend Major D.D. Afriyie Manso (Rtd), Director of Methodist Schools Unit of the Circuit, for organising the programme.
Mrs Aboah urged the people to plant trees around their buildings to serve as windbreaks and provide water-ways to allow free flow of water after the rains to help avoid erosion.
The Queenmother of Brakwa, Nana Yaa Asantewaa III, called for the posting of more teachers to the District to bridge the gap between the well-endowed schools and the deprived ones.
She asked parents to send their children, especially the girl-child to school.