Regional News Mon, 7 Jul 2014

Swedru Holy Quran School gets classroom block

A storey building, comprising four classrooms, library staff common room and toilet facility estimated at a cost of 266,168 Ghana Cedis constructed by the Agona West Municipal Assembly for the Holy Quran Junior High School has been inaugurated at a colourful ceremony at the Yallewa Zongo at Agona Swedru.

The project was financed from a special central government fund.

The beautiful building was jointly commissioned by Mr Samuel Oppong, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Charles Obeng-Inkoom, Mp for Agona West and Alhaji M. Bashiru, Chief of Yallewa Zongo.

After the programme, Mr Opong, Mr Obeng-Inkoom and Alhaji Bashiru, again jointly broke grounds for work to begin on the construction of a 60,000-Ghana-Cedi Community Center for Yallewa Zongo.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Oppong said government would do everything possible to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians.

According to Mr Oppong, the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will help solve the economic problems facing Ghanaians.

The MCE gave the assurance that government would do everything possible to provide infrastructural developments in the areas of health, education, sanitation, roads and other amenities, to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.

Ms Theresa Kuma, Headmistress of the school, expressed appreciation to the Central Government and the Agona West Municipal Assembly for the construction of the classroom block.

She said the provision of the classroom block would definitely phase out the shift system facing the Holy Quran school, to enhance effective teaching and learning.

Ms Kuma assured the MCE, MP and chiefs and people of Yallewa Zongo that the structure would inspire the teachers to work extra hard to improve the performance of the students.

Alhaji Bsahiru thanked the Assembly for the provision of the structure, and expressed the hope that parents would also reciprocate the gesture by sending their children, especially, their daughters, to school.

Mr Obeng-Inkoom, regretted that despite the huge investments being made in educational infrastructure, the Agona West Assembly was not receiving any good returns

He appealed to parents and guardians in the Zongo communities in Agona West to change their attitudes towards children’s education.

According to the MP, education is the only panacea towards human development, because it promotes socio-economic advancement of the populace.

Source: GNA