22 November 2012

Ghana: Sunyani East MP Hands Over Classroom Block to St. Anselm's Anglican JHS

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani East, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, has handed over a renovated four-unit classroom block, with an office and a computer laboratory, to the St. Anselm's Anglican Junior High School (JHS) in Sunyani.

The cost of the renovated project was disclosed as being GH₵34,000, funded with part of the MP's Common fund, and works, which were undertaken, include, re-roofing, total re-flooring, ceiling, wiring, painting, replacement of windows and doors.

A football was also given to the school, whilst Mr. Ameyaw-Cheremeh promised to acquire a set of football jerseys to enhance sporting activities in St. Anselm's Anglican JHS.

The Regional Manager of Anglican schools, Mr. Adu Gyamfi Gyan, noted that the renovation of the classroom block was timely to enhance effective teaching and learning, as well as increase enrollment, saying the St. Anselm's JHS block was in a dilapidated state, and that pupils and teachers have to abandon it when it rains to avoid being soaked.

He commended Mr. Ameyaw-Cheremeh for coming to the aid of the school, calling on the school authorities to do their best to improve upon the academic performance of the pupils from the previous 85% to 100% in this year's upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results.

Mr. Adu Gyamfi advised the children not to write on the walls of the school block, but to maintain its beauty in order not to incur any cost for re-painting.

He advised the pupils to desist from the use of illicit drugs with the perception of enhancing their academic performance. "Illicit drugs do not enhance academic performance, but ruin the life of an addict."

The MP used the occasion to advise the pupils to persevere in their academic endeavours to achieve higher laurels in future, and urged them to be obedient, disciplined, and study hard to be successful in future.

According to the MP, he sponsors over 1,500 students with scholarships at all levels of education, since becoming the legislator in 2008.

He wondered why projects undertaken by the various assemblies cost much more than that of MPs and other private individuals and organisations, and called for the citizens to be vigilant in monitoring the expenditure of the various assemblies to reduce waste.

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