By: Benjamin Owusu | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Chief of Nyambong Akyode Traditional Area in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Volta Region, Nana Akuola Obiako II has appealed for the primary school in the area, Nyambong M/A Primary School to be placed under the school feeding programme to reduce school dropouts.
According to Nana Obiako, with the School Feeding Programme in the school, children would be encouraged to stay in school and also increase enrollment in the school.
He made the appeal when Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly cut sod for the construction of a 3-unit classroom block in the school.
The new classroom block to be completed within 3 months will have ancillary facilities including staff common room, office and other facilities to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
Currently, pupils of Nyambong M/A Primary School study under temporary shed roofed with thatch.
As the former head teacher of the school, Nana Obiako noted that the lack of classrooms and furniture worsens academic activities and appealed to government to provide the school with the needed infrastructure to improve academic work.
Speaking after the short ceremony, the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, John Thassun, said education was the priority of the assembly, adding that the new classroom block formed part of projects earmarked to improve education infrastructure to ensure quality education delivery in the municipality.
Mr. Thassun pledged his readiness to introduce the school feeding programme in the school to keep more children in the school.
He advised parents to provide the basic needs for their children to enable them concentrate on their studies so as to improve on their academic performance.
Head teacher of the school, Samuel Awusi underscored the need to introduce the feeding programme in the school and as well, provide other teaching and learning materials saying, that would address challenges in the school.
Pupils of the school expressed joy over the prospect of the new classroom block and called on the assembly to help address other needs of the school to facilitate teaching and learning.