Regional News of Sun, 22 Feb 20040

PTA provides girls dormitory

Kumasi, February 22, GNA- Authorities of the Kumasi T.I Ahmadiyya Secondary School, (AMASS), have commended the School's Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA), for the numerous development projects it has executed and had contributed to improving educational standards at AMASS.

Mr. Y.K. Agyare, Headmaster of AMASS who made the commendation, lauded the PTA for the 2.2 billion cedis three- storey girls dormitory project it was currently executing.

Mr. Agyare was presenting his report to the Kumasi T.I. AMASS PTA meeting held on Saturday in Kumasi.

The first and second floors of the dormitory, has been completed and being used by the girl students, while work on the third and last floor was progressing steadily.

The Headmaster described the initiative of the PTA at providing a dormitory single-handedly for the student-girls as historic, saying "since inception of the school in 1960, the school had to use part of the classroom block as dormitory for girls and this affected efforts at admitting more girls into the school".

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Mr. Agyare reminded students to reciprocate the investment in their education and the sacrifices being made by teachers in providing them knowledge and learn hard.

Alhaji Othman Yayha, Chairman of the School's PTA, praised Mr. S.K. Boafo, Ashanti Regional Minister, for providing the school with a 1,000 litre water tank, which has helped ease the acute and perennial water problem in the school.

The PTA Chairman however appealed to the Regional Minister and benevolent organisations to assist them with an additional water tank to help cope up with the water requirements of the students. Mr. G.K. Aidoo, Secretary of the Association, acknowledged that the Kumasi AMASS Students Representative Council (SRC), had from their own coffers, provided the school with a public address system valued at 37 million cedis.

Mr. Aidoo also commended the SRC for providing chairs and tables for the classrooms and metal seats on the school compound, at the cost of about 15 million cedis.

Source: GNA

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