The District Chief Executive for the Tatali/Sanguli district in the northern region, Hon Thomas Mbomba on Thursday, 31 October, 2019, commissioned a six unit school block for the Kuyili Pentecost Primary and a three unit school block for the Nahuyili D/A Junior High Schools. The projects were funded by the District Development Facility (DDF).
Mr. Thomas Mbomba who doubles as the 2020 Parliamentary candidate for the governing New Patriotic Party for the area handed the two facilities to the district director of the Ghana Education Service. Similarly, the Chief Executive donated 300 dual and 240 mono desks to some schools in the district to mitigate the inadequate furniture challenges in the schools.
The DCE believes this will reduce the furniture deficit affecting teaching and learning in the communities. He assured that the government is committed to bridge the gap completely in the district. He disclosed since 2017, the Akufo Addo government has constructed several infrastructure projects in the district to improve the access to quality education in deprived communities across the district.
He lamented the standard of education vi-sa-vi the performance of students in the area before now were very worrying to all stakeholders, stating these interventions by government are part of efforts and measures implored to enhance the situation.
Meanwhile, the Tatale/Sanguli District Director of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Alhassan Alidu Junior commended the DCE and the assembly for the timely intervention to alleviate the plight of the children. He indicated mostly, children sit on the bare floor and other lying on their bellies in the classrooms to learn.
This, he added makes teaching and learning uncomfortable for both teachers and the students. He noted this will improve the performance in the district. Mr. Alhassan stated the school infrastructure provided is critical to the development of the children, especially the junior high school block at Nahuyili.
According to him, the students used to sit under a pavilion for teaching and learning to take place, however, he noted these children will be moved to the new edifice. He further made an appeal to the District Chief Executive and government to include teacher bungalows in subsequent projects.
He explained this will enable teachers to leave in the communities to perform their duties effectively and efficiently and also prevent teacher absenteeism in the schools.
Source: Ghanaianeye.com/Mohammed Gadafi