A 3-unit classroom block with office and store has been commissioned at the Tanyigbe-Anyigbe M.A Basic School in the Ho Municipality.
The school block which was constructed by the Council of Ewe Association of North America (CEANA) at the cost GH¢ 100,000 replace a fifty year old dilapidated structure which had become a death trap.
Mrs. Rose Quarshie, former Executive Director of CEANA, said the project is part of group’s contribution towards quality education delivery in the community and urged the parents invest in the education of their wards.
She said the group, which is made up of Ewes from Benin, Togo and Ghana, based in United State and Canada has the objective of providing social intervention projects in health, education, water and sanitation across communities in all three countries.
Mr Francis Ganyaglo Deputy Volta Regional Minister commended CEANA for complementing government’s efforts in ensuring the delivery of accessible quality education.
He also urged the community to support government in the provision of quality education, noting that ‘beautiful building do not guarantee good results’ unless all stakeholders including the teachers, pupils and parents worked hard to improve on the academic performance in the area.
Rev. Father Anthony Azah, CEANA Project Co-ordinator lamented about the delay in executing the project, due to the unwillingness of community members to provide communal labour.
Divisional Chief of the area and initiator of the project, Togbe Kwame Akoto V, thanked CEANA for providing the funds which were judiciously used for the project.
He said the new classroom will help improve enrolment in the school which has been declining in the past.
He also gave assurance that it would take several decades for the building to see any major rehabilitation because of the quality of materials used.
Mr Kofi Kludjeson, entrepreneur, who chaired the function, pledged to provide an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the school, whiles the President of Noble Dream Investment Group, Mr Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie, also promised to give GH¢ 5,000 to the school, for the procurement of furniture for the classrooms.