02.08.2005 Regional News

British school assists JSS in Kadjebi District

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Pampawie (V/R), Aug 02, GNA - A 30-member delegation from the Polesworth High School (PHS) in England has paid a one week visit to their counterparts in the Pampawie Junior Secondary School to cement their co-operation.

The Polesworth/Pampawie link that was established in 1999 as part of the "on the line project" arranged by Oxfam, a British non-government organisation (NGO), is aimed at raising awareness of sustainable development, understanding each other's culture and challenge myths, stereotypes and to counter racism.

The climax of the visit was a durbar held in honour of the delegation by the chief and people of Pampawie Awanta Traditional Area that coincided with the commissioning of a 300 million-cedi resource centre built by the Kejebi District Assembly and equipped by PHS. The items include seven computers with accessories, 200 cartons of books, a satellite phone with dish, printer, a 29-inch television and a video deck.

Mr Andy Clark, the Headteacher of PHS, re-affirmed their conviction to assist their counterpart school to construct a vocational and technical institute at Pampawie soon.

He pledged 80 million cedis towards the sustenance of projects in the school when the British Council, Ghana, the main sponsors, withdraws its sponsorship package later in the year.

Nana Okofrobuor Subua Abasaa II, Omanhene of Pampawie Awanta Traditional Area, paid tribute to Mr Peter K. Adjardjah, a former Headteacher Pampawie Junior Secondary School, for initiating the co-operation.

Mr Franklin S. Sadagoe, an Assistant Director of Education of the Kejebi District, said cooperation between the two schools would promote teaching and learning and to bridge the rural-urban drift. 02 Aug 05

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