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15.12.2005 Regional News

Kpando Secondary gets news facilities

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Kpando, Dec 15, GNA - Three projects estimated at 570 million cedis undertaken by the Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the Kpando Technical Institute were at the weekend commissioned at a colourful ceremony at Kpando. The PTA funded the facilities with proceeds from special contribution of 30,000 cedis a member it instituted in 1999. The facilities are a block of five classrooms with two offices, a computer laboratory with 22 computers and a piggery. Mr Boniface Asio, the Chairman of the PTA and Mr Francis Kwao, Kpando District Director of Education, jointly commissioned the facilities.

Mr Kwao commended the PTA for their initiative to supplement government efforts and appealed to the PTA to continue with their moral and physical support to improve teaching and learning. Mr Joseph Aryeh Narh, the Principal, appealed to the government and the Ghana Education Service to help rehabilitate the institute's structures. He expressed gratitude to Ms Sena Akua Dansua, the Member of Parliament for North Dayi, for initiating an exchange programme with Dragonskolan of Sweden. Two teachers and 12 students from the Building Trades Department paid an education visit to Sweden whilst a project leader and twelve students from Dragonskolan Umea in Sweden also paid an educational visit to Kpantech.

On discipline, Mr Narh said the institute has banned the use of mobile phones by students and appealed to the government to replace a wooden Bedford truck donated by VALCO in 1984. Mr Narh said the truck was grounded and appealed to the GETFund to assist the institute with a bus.