Pupils and teachers of Nkurakan Presby Basic School in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief following the construction of new six unit classroom blocks to replace their dilapidated structures.
The pupils hitherto studied in deplorable classroom blocks with a shift system adopted by the school authorities since after parts of their old- aged structure got collapse in 2016.
This has contributed to poor academic performance and consequently resulted in teachers refusing posting to the school.
Pencil of Promise, a Non-Governmental Organization with a focus on education and public health in response to the plights of the school pupils handed over a six unite auxiliary classroom block with furniture to the school.
The gesture was in partnership with Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly and the community sponsored 20 per cent of the project while the NGO took 80 per cent responsibility of the total cost.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Project Manager, Mr Quashiegah said to promote effective teaching and learning, there is a need for a conducive environment for studies.
For this reason, he said Pencil of Promise is committed to providing infrastructure to ensure that all students have access to a quality learning environment.
He added that Pencil of Promise remained focus on building strong structures and sustainable education programs for Ghanaian schools.
“By forming long-lasting collaborative relationships with communities, we increase access to quality education and positively impact students and parents in high-needed communities throughout Ghana”, he added.
For his part, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Ebenezer Tetteh Kupualor said the assembly is ready to collaborate with NGO’s to fore store development in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.
He indicated that government is doing everything possible to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the municipality through the provision of infrastructures to various schools.
The MCE hinted that, the first phase of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development has been completed awaiting commissioning in January 2020, adding that the university, when commissioned, will provide about 3,000 jobs for the community.
Source: David Sackey