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11.08.2005 Education

Okyerekrom absorbed into public education system


Okyerekrom (Ash), Aug. 11, GNA- The Ghana Education Service (GES) has absorbed the Okyerekrom basic school near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua district into the public education system. Nana Kofi Owusu, chief of the town, who announced this when Mr Eddy Obeng-Darko, the Atwima-Nwabiagya District Director of Education, inspected the school on Tuesday, said the community had put up three extra classrooms to accommodate more pupils.

The chief of the town said the community had released six hectares of land to the school for farming and the building of three bedrooms with toilet facilities for the teachers.

Mr Charles Dwumfuor, assemblyman for Sreso-Anyinase, said the district assembly had donated 20 bags of cement towards projects at the school.

He said the people had provided the school with a football field and sanitation facilities to promote teaching and learning. Mr Emmanuel Torku, the unit committee chairman, said the community was paying 900,000 cedis a month as salaries for three teachers and the absorption of the school into the public school system would greatly give a relief to the people.

He commended the education directorate for assisting the school and promised that more infrastructure and materials would be provided to enhance teaching and learning.

Mr Obeng-Darko advised the people to take good care of teachers of the school to motivate them to work effectively and to encourage others to accept postings to the area.