The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho Central, Hon. Benjamin Kpodo has cut sod for an ultra modern 6-unit classroom block in Tanyigbe Traditional Area in the Ho Municipality.
Pupils of Tanyigbe Anyigbe Basic School who are forced to learn in dilapidated classroom infrastructure, a hindrance to good academic performance in the area, will soon get relief after the completion of the MP’s project.
The one-storey classroom block project comprising headteacher’s office, toilet, library and store room space has been awarded to LISIT Company Limited and scheduled to be completed within nine months with an estimated cost of GHC525, 000.00 (expected to be expended on foundation to roofing level).
Speaking at a ceremony to cut sod for the project, Mr. Kpodo said although he makes efforts to provide materials to meet the needs of schools in the area to improve on Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results, not much has been achieved and that has called for the construction of such facility to motivate teaching and learning.
He said as part of quality education to enhance development, children in the area need modern academic environment with the needed materials provided to motivate them to stay at school to perform well just like the big schools.
He noted that he is available to support the traditional leaders and teachers to ensure quality education in the area. He also called on parents to play their roles well in raising responsible future leaders.
The MP who is also a native of the area received a rousing welcome from the chiefs, teachers and the entire community at the ceremony to cut the sod.
Acting Volta Regional Director of Education, John Kodzo Teku was among other dignitaries who graced the event. He commended the MP for his tremendous contributions towards education in the region as a whole.
Mr. Teku welcomed the project saying, such facility will help motivate the pupils to be regular in school, thus, improve on their academic works.
He used the opportunity to call on philanthropists and stakeholders to come on board to support the pupils with books for the library and any other needed teaching and learning materials.
By: Albert Kuzor/voltaonlinegh.com