Technical/Vocational schools in Lower Manya receive sewing machines, computer from MP

Thu, 2 May 2019 Source: Michael Oberteye

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The Honourable Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi on Monday donated a total of thirty sewing machines, a desktop computer and accessories and a set of jerseys to some technical/vocational/Senior High Schools in his constituency.

The schools include the Rapid College of Professional Studies, Community Development vocational Technical Institute, Akuse Methodist Senior High School and the Home Economics Department of the Akro Senior High School, all in the Lower Manya Krobo constituency.

The presentation of the items by the lawmaker was in response to several distress calls to authorities and stakeholders by the various technical and vocational schools in the constituency for assistance to procure equipment and logistics for their respective facilities to boost and enhance teaching and learning activities in the schools.

The MP said the donation formed part of efforts by his office to provide for the welfare of the less privileged technical vocational schools by letting them feel that they were not excluded by society.

He said it was the duty of all stakeholders to assist deprived schools to enable the students to realise their dreams after they had left school to be able to contribute to the socio-economic needs and development of the country.

“The donations are geared towards reviving the various departments (technical/vocational) to help equip the students,” said.

The MP who acknowledged the role played by technical and vocational education in Ghana however regretted the lack of logistics and equipment by these institutions, adding that it was unfortunate if some felt that they were being rejected by the authorities and stakeholders.

The donations are expected to boost academic activities of the schools.

The school heads who were unanimous in their expression of gratitude to the lawmaker however appealed for more assistance for the schools.

Headmaster of Akro SHS, Mr. Philip Donkor who received the items on behalf of the school was hopeful that the items would boost the practical studies of the Clothing and Textiles students of the school as the new logistics would go a long way in replacing the broken down machines of the department.

With the donations coming on the heels of the construction of a 12-unit classroom block, Mr. Donkor expressed his gratitude but nevertheless appealed to authorities to assist the school to reshape its compound.

Headmistress of the Community Development Vocational Technical Institute, Madam Felicia Mamaa Botchway in expressing her gratitude to the MP averred that the donation of the machines would augment the current number of equipment which were largely inadequate for the large number of students and appealed that more of such donations be done to enhance teaching and learning in the facility.

She also appealed for assistance to construct a wall around the school to improve the schools ambience and enhance the security of students, staff and property.

At the Akuse Methodist Senior High School, the Assistant headmaster of the school, Mr. Lawson Azalekor received the items including five sewing machines and a set of jerseys on the behalf of the headmaster, staff and students.

Though he was grateful that the appeals of the school for assistance were beginning to bear fruits, he nevertheless appealed for a dining and assembly hall for the school.

Headmaster of Akro SHS, Mr. Philip Donkor who received the items on behalf of the school was hopeful that the items would boost the practical studies of the Clothing and Textiles students of the school.

The MP who is eyeing a third attempt in office was accompanied by the constituency chairman, David Walter Yao and other executives of the party on the tour.

Source: Michael Oberteye