6-Classroom Block For Asafo AME Zion Basic School
Mr. Dennis Armah-Frempong, Agona East District Chief Executive (DCE), has cut the sod for the construction work to begin on various structures of the Agona Asafo AME Zion Junior High School (JHS).
They include a six classroom block, office, and a toilet facility.
The project, which would be completed in five months, is funded by the German government.
Mr. Armah-Frempong expressed concern that many schools in Agona Asafo are dilapidated and this has made teaching and learning very difficult.
The DCE said the Akufo-Addo's government has prioritized education as one of its top policies, hence the implementation of the free Senior High School Programme.
He said education is the only panacea to reduce poverty among families and that many developed countries including America have sank more resources into the educational sector.
The DCE disclosed that the Agona East Assembly has identified many basic schools in the district which are in deplorable state and some needed to be demolished to pave way for the construction of new blocks.
He called on the teachers, parents and other stakeholders in education to come out with a comprehensive strategic plan that would facilitate the promotion of quality education.
Mr Armah-Frempong expressed concern about the numerous reports of defecation in classrooms saying the situation was affecting effective teaching and learning.
Nana Apata Kofi, Co-Managing Director of Mbil and Sons Construction Company, the project contractor, assured the DCE, chiefs and school authorities of Agona Asafo AME Zion that the work would be completed on schedule.
He called on the chiefs and school authorities to help in the supervision of materials being used for the project to ensure value for money.
Nana Yamfo Nsuako, Agona Asafohene, appealed to the AME Zion Church to support educational projects, adding that government alone cannot provide all educational structures for the schools.
He urged parents in the Agona Asafo to invest in their children's education, adding that education is the key to the development of the society.
Mr. Ohene Ntim, Representative of the Ministry of Education (MOE), said the Ministry of Education is undertaking more of such projects in many parts of the country to facilitate quality education.
Mr. Ntim expressed hope that the contractors would complete project in the stipulated period.