Fanteakwa North MP cuts sod for the construction of five JHS blocks

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Fanteakwa North in the Eastern Region, also the Chairman for Parliamentry Select Committee on Education, Hon. Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah has cut sod for the construction of five(5) Junior High School (JHS) blocks in the Constituency to improve accessibility and quality education.

According to the MP, Begoro was known to be the center of Academic excellence which produced many intellectuals who served Ghana in various capacities.

However, the situation has changed in recent times as quality education continues to nosedive particularly in public schools making it unattractive for parents to enroll their children.

He partly blamed it on poor infrastructure hence his commitment to giving all deplorable schools a facelift in Begoro Township. “Begoro is an education center”.

We have many legends who schooled here: JB Danquah schooled here, Ako Adjei also schooled here, Gyeke Darko also schooled here and Sir Ofori Atta also schooled here.

“There was a Presbyterian boarding school here. So it has trained many including pastors but recently the quality of education has declined.

The public schools are deteriorating so everybody want to send his/her child to a private school. The schools are on the verge of collapse. Whenever it rains academic exercise is disrupted” the MP said.

He said “Last four years we built 7 classroom blocks, this year we have added five so the old schools in Begoro are all being given a facelift to provide a conducive environment for the children”

Hon. Amankwa Asiamah maintained that research conducted by UNICEF, students’ performance in schools with good infrastructures are very high than those in dilapidated structures and students are more confident to learn under such conditions” he said.

He said as part of efforts to improve education in the district, an ultra-modern District Education office has been built for the Education Directorate.

Nana Ofori Ameyaw Begoro Apegyahene also applauded the MP, DCE, and the government for the bold steps taken to revive quality Education.

He pledged that the Begoro traditional council is ready to lease lands for any Developmental project that will be brought to the area.

By: Barbara Koranteng (Journalist)/filasconews

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