Madam Katherine T. Lankono, the Nadowli Kaleo District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on traditional authorities in the district to allow their children to go to school as the government of NPP is making all the efforts to get every Ghanaian child to be educated.
She said the introduction of the Free Senior High school by Akuffo Addo is one of the efforts the government of NPP has taking to provide free learning to every child at the secondary school level as well as improving on the basic education.
Madam Lankono made the call in her address when she led officials of the Assembly and some chiefs in the Takpo area to inaugurate three schools the Assembly constructed for communities in the District.
The DCE called on the management of Ghana Education Service not to leave the facilities to the mercy of the bad weather, especially in our quest to go by strict measures of COVID 19 pandemic
The schools are a six unit class room block with an office and staff common room for the Takpo Day Senior High School in Takpo with funding from the Ghana Educational Trust Fund ,a two class room block and it ancillary kg block for the people of Nanga which is expected to accommodate about 120 children on it first day of commissioning with funding from the Ghana Educational Trust Fund and a two classroom block with it ancillary kg block at Yarong Yaalong with funding from the Member of Parliament Common Fund with a contract sum of GHS 198.000.00 all in the Nadowli Kaleo district of the Upper West Region
The DCE advised the students to take their lessons seriously to become responsible adults in future to help build their communities and the nation as a whole. She urged parents and teachers to support the children in observing Covid-19 safety protocols by wearing their nose masks, washing of hands with soap under running water, use of sanitizer and social distancing.
Linus Gbireh, the District Education Planning Officer, who represented the education directorate, called on the parents and the teachers to take good care of the children by giving them the needed attention. He also asked the school authority to have good maintenance culture for the school structures, this he said will motivate the Assembly to add more.
He promised all the schools that, the directorate will get them furniture to make teaching and learning easy.
The chief of Takpo.Naa Widaana Nanga II commended the Assembly for providing them educational infrastructure which according to him will go a long way to contribute to the growth of the district, he appealed to the Assembly to get the Takpo Day Senior High School a boarding house.
Story by: Ibrahim Nankpa -Wa