Commissioning Classroom
Commissioning Classroom

The Asante-Akim South Municipal Assembly has inaugurated two separate classroom blocks for two schools in the Municipality as part of efforts to improve educational infrastructure.

They are four-unit classroom block for Obogu Faith Junior High School (JHS) and three-unit classroom block to replace an old and dilapidated one for Muronaim D/A Primary School.

Both projects come with a library, computer laboratory, toilet facilities, staff common room, head teacher’s office and a storeroom.

The District Development Fund (DDF) financed the two projects.

The old school block of the Muronaim D/A Primary, which was built in 1941, had seen no renovation over the years and was in a deplorable state.

Mr Alexander Frimpong, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who commissioned the two projects, in the company of the Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Kwaku Asante-Boateng, said the provision of educational infrastructure was critical to quality education.

He said government has already demonstrated its commitment to making education accessible to all through the implementation of the Free Senior High Policy.

“It is, therefore, important to provide the needed infrastructure at the basic level to adequately prepare the pupils to take advantage of arguably, one of the most laudable intervention in the education sector since independence,” he said.

The Assembly, according to Mr Frimpong, would continue to provide standard infrastructure and logistics to schools in the Municipality to ensure enabling environment for effective academic work.

Mr Asante-Boateng, the MP, entreated managements of the schools and the communities to own the buildings and protect them to prolong their lifespan.

He said education was a collective responsibility of all stakeholders and urged them to protect investments being made by government in their communities in the interest of their own children.
Barima Ameyaw, the Chief of Muronaim, applauded the MCE and MP for spearheading the project, which he described as a timely intervention.

He said the existing classroom was virtually a death trap, which endangered the lives of pupils and the teaching staff and urged the Assembly to take steps to pull it down as soon as possible.

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