Regional News Wed, 1 May 2019

Axim Allusuna Islamic Basic School gets support from Axim Youth Association

Former President of Axim Youth Association (AYA) in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, Kofi Arko Nokoe, has donated 50 bags of cement worth GHC1, 800 to aid in the construction of a classroom block for the Axim Allasuna Islamic Basic School.

The donation was an outcome of the Philanthropist's visit to the school to acquaint himself with the problem facing the school.

The Axim Allasuna Islamic Basic was established by the Islamic community in the area in 1988 and since its establishment successive governments have failed to develop the school.

The primary school consists of six unit classroom block but the class two structure is in a very deplorable state as a result of the bamboo structure due to lack of funds and it is serving as a death trap.

Speaking at a short colourful ceremony over the weekend, Arko Nokoe said he visited the School three months ago and saw the deplorable state of the structure and was touched by the situation to help.

"Three Months ago I visited the School and at that time it was very downpour and I saw the class two structure in a very deplorable state and the pupils couldn't learn well because what they used to build this classroom were bamboos and I became worried and quickly I was touched by the situation to help build a new structure for the class two pupils", he explained.

He believed that after the completion of the structure it will provide a conducive environment for the pupils to be able to study well and improve their academic performance.

Arko Nokoe who is aspiring to be NDC Parliamentary candidate for the area revealed that education is one of his topmost priorities and pledged to help the Islamic community to complete the structure before third term begins.

He, therefore, expressed worries about the falling standards of education in the Municipality and disclosed that currently the Nzema East Municipal Assembly is last on the B.E.C.E League Table in the Western Region.

He said as a result of the situation he has embarked on educational programs to improve the performance of the Municipality.

"Because I want the education of my Municipality to improve better, I have established a vacation class program for all school children to improve their learning abilities", he said.

He added that "Every vacation I organize a Motivational Party for all the school children at Axim and as a result I give award to best school children from primary school to JHS to motivate them to learn hard".

On his part, the Nzema East Municipal Chief Imam, Alhaji Abdul Mumuni thanked the NDC's Parliamentary Hopeful and his MSC at KNUST for the kind gesture and seized the opportunity to pray for them to live long and reclaimed what they have lost in abundance.

The Chief Imam, pledged to support in the construction of the structure and said the donation has come at the right time.

He revealed that they have made several appeals to successive governments to help them to build a new classroom block for the class two pupils but were not materialized.

The President of Axim Youth Association (AYA), Solomon Elvis Eshun expressed his profound gratitude to the NDC's Parliamentary Hopeful for thinking about the educational development of the area.

He used the opportunity to appeal to other benevolent organizations to support the educational standard of the Municipality to improve.

Source: Daniel Kaku