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18.07.2004 Regional News

Private, mission schools should benefit from GETfund - Pastor

By GNA

Gomoa Jukwa C/R), July 18, GNA - The Pastor in charge of the Swedru District of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Pastor Richard Ntriakwa, has called for the review of the GETfUND to cover private and mission schools.

He said this would enable private second cycle institutions to benefit from the Fund to play their vital role in the provision of quality education.

Pastor Ntriakwa who is also the Director of the Gomoa Jukwa SDA Secondary School, made the appeal when he took GNA round some projects in the school at Gomoa Jukwa, at the weekend. He praised the government for solving the infrastructure and transportation problems of some less endowed schools through the GETfund.

Pastor Ntrikwa, however, pointed out that students of private and mission schools should benefit from the Fund because their parents also paid taxes.

He commended the Gomoa District Assembly for offering 22 students of the school scholarship amounting to 400,000 cedis each and urged it to continue assisting such brilliant but needy students since the District is one of the deprived ones in the country.

The projects inspected included a 1.2 billion-cedi three story building to contain 27 classrooms.

He said the ground floor would be completed in September for SSS one students who would be admitted in September-October this year. Pastor Ntrikwa said the problems of the school included the provision of electricity, dormitories and classrooms and praised the Ghana Union Conference of the SDA Church for its assistance.

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