The District Chief Executive for the Bongo District in the Upper East Region, Mr. Ayamdor Alexis Adugdaa, has reiterated that President John Dramani Mahama’s administration is pulling the needed resources to replace all schools-under-trees with proper and acceptable school infrastructure throughout the country.

The DCE said this at separate ceremonies held at Atanpintin, Beo-Wagliga and Kang Koo to formally take over three-number 3-unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities including office, store, computer room, KVIP latrines and urinals for boys and girls and changing rooms for female pupils.  The Atanpintin and Kang Koo projects constructed with funds from the District Development Facility both cost GH₡241,102.03 while that of Beo-Wagliga project was funded through the GET Fund at a cost of GH₡172,418.37.


Mr. Adugdaa expressed the hope that with newly completed school projects, delivery of quality education and access to educational facilities has been given a boost in the Bongo district while scholarships and other bursaries will be extended to brilliant-but-needy students through collaboration with Non-Governmental Organisations and philanthropists. He revealed that Kang Koo Primary School used to have only three classrooms but with the full complement of classrooms, the school now had enrollment numbers of over 200 pupils.


According to the DCE, the Assembly through the Ghana Education Services recently supplied 150 metal dual desks and assorted teaching and learning materials to selected basic schools across the district. He added that the Azem-Namoo community Senior High School has been absorbed by government under its promise of providing 200 additional Senior High Schools in underserved communities across the country. The absorption, the DCE believed, would augment facilities at the school as well as improve quality education delivery.


He urged the chiefs and people in communities where the schools are cited to help secure the lands for future expansion. He also asked for tress to be planted around the school blocks to serve as wind breaks.


Bongo District Director of Education, Mr. Duncan Nsoh, in his interactions with the media disclosed that the directorate has procured 5,780 pieces of school uniform for distribution to vulnerable and needy pupils in the district. He hinted that from next week, the Ghana Education Service will supply several hundreds of furniture to schools across the district while he has over the past week, signed checques amounting to over GH300,000.00 for the payment of educational logistics.


Meanwhile, the Board Chairman of Ahmadiyya Schools in Upper East Region, Mr. Otito Achuliwor who received keys to the T.I Ahmadiyya E/A Primary school at Beo-Wagliga thanked the Assembly for constructing the school block for the Ahmadiyya Mission and revealed that the Mission has secured land in the Bongo-Beo area for the establishment of the first Ahmadiyya Senior High School in the region. He also thanked the Bo-Naba and his chiefs for readily releasing land for that purpose.


Source: ISD (Peter Atogewe Wedam)


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