A three-unit classroom block has been constructed for the Garizegu Roman Catholic Primary and Junior High School in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region to help improve teaching and learning in the area.
The facility, valued at GH¢90, 000.00, was constructed by Faith Youth Association (FYAT), a non-governmental organisation, as part of its efforts to contribute to improving education outcome in the area.
Mr Muniru Adam Gunu, Vice Chairman of FYAT, who spoke during the handing over of the three-unit classroom block to the school at Garizegu, said the facility would also serve as a computer laboratory and staff common room for the school.
Mr Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister impressed on traditional leaders to ensure that children in their communities were in school to help promote the country’s development.
Alhaji Mohammed Haroun, Northern Regional Director of Educational advised parents to send their children especially the girl-child to school instead of marrying them off early.
Sheikh Aboul Mumin Dalhu, Chief of Zongo in Tamale also urged parents to stop sending their children to urban areas to engage in kayayee (head porting) advising them to rather empower their children through education to enable them to become future leaders.
Naa Alhassan Yakubu, Chief of Garizegu expressed gratitude to FYAT for its support for education improvement in the community assuring that they would make good use of the facility to promote quality education in the area.
FYAT is a non-political Association established in 1998 by its founders, who were driven by their desire to promote the socio-economic and general welfare of its members.