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20.01.2012 Regional News

Obuasi to end shift system in Basic schools

By Ghanaian Chronicle
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THE OBUASI Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. John Alexander Ackon has reiterated the assembly's commitment towards ending the shift system in basic schools within the Municipality.

Speaking at the official inauguration of the St. Thomas Primary school block at Obuasi on Tuesday, the MCE stressed that 'My administration is determined to end the shift system in the Municipality, hence the massive on-going infrastructural developments'.

He attributed the continuous successes chalked by the Municipality in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to good policies of the assembly, and hoped the new block would go a long way to enhance quality education delivery in the area.

The 12-unit classroom block, which comprises of a staff common room, a library, a store and sanitary facilities was jointly funded by the GETFund and the local assembly at a cost of                   GH¢ 213,000.00.

The Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Johnny Owusu-Boadi on his part, said the construction of the new primary block was a singular show of commitment by the assembly, to improve upon basic education in the Municipality, and hoped that both teachers and pupils, as well as the St. Thomas Catholic community would work together to derive maximum benefit from the investment.

He commended the Municipal Chief Executive for the numerous assistance and support the Education Directorate had enjoyed during his administration.

'Indeed, I can unreservedly state that the achievements the Municipality had chalked over the last two years, are attributed to the support and the kind of relationship the Directorate is receiving from the assembly', the Director added.

He noted that it was even more refreshing that the assembly's support to education 'is not limited to basic education alone, as it provided Obuasi Senior High Technical and Christ the King Senior High Schools, with 500 pieces each of furniture last year'.

He charged the head teacher and teachers of the school to put in place a maintenance plan to prolong the lifespan of the school block.

The Headmistress of the school, Madam Sophia Afrakomah thanked the MCE and the contractor of the project, Lamasana Enterprise for the gesture, and appealed to other stakeholders to help provide computers to the school.



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