The Dzaasetse of Nii Boiman, Nii Ayi Mensah I, has donated some building materials in support of the construction works being carried out at the Nii Boiman Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Primary and Junior High School (JHS).
Delivery a speech at the maiden edition of a Community Durbar organised by the SDA Basic School located at Nii Boiman, the traditional leader expressed his joy to be part of the development of the School which begun in the 90s.
He recalled that the original plan for the the parcel of land being used as the SDA school,was for a market as well as a lorry station but through the toil and hard work of some people including himself, they relocated the proposed market and lorry park to a different location paving way for the construction of the Nii Boiman SDA School and has since remained the 1st and only Public School within the neighbourhood.
Nii Ayi Mensah seized the opportunity to pay glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the area for such an extraordinary achievement, especially looking at the the status of the SDA School now.
For her part, the Municipal Director of Education for the Okaikoi North Municipality, Mrs. Cynthia Aboni, charged parents to be very responsible for the needs of their children.
She continued by admonishing the parents to provide the needs of your children and also pay frequent visits to the School to find out how their children are fearing in school especially during instructional periods.
She also advised the parents to critically observe their children since the kind of attitude often exhibited by them in School is usually different from the attitudes they portray in their various homes.
This observation, she said, if properly undertaken, will bring out any anomalies and will help shape the attitudes towards becoming prominent and high moral personalities in the community and the country as a whole after successful completion of School.
She reiterated that School/Community relationship was crucial for achieving a sustained development.
“Those of you who have cobwebs in your wardrobe should turn up a new leave”, Mrs. Aboni stressed whiles advising the teachers.
The Municipal Education Director took turn to praise all hardworking teachers of the School while urging them to continue with the good and wonderful service.
Mrs Aboni seized the opportunity to thank the government for the support extended to the SDA School through the provision of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic era and the donation of over 100 pieces of Dual-Desk by the Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) for the Okai-Koi Municipal Assembly, Boye Laryea.
“The onus lay on you as students to take your studies seriously whiles eschewing all forms of moral decadence and be discipline both at home, school, community and the country at large”, the Education Director advised the students.
In an interview with the media, the Headmistress of the Nii Boiman SDA basic School, Madam Adwoa Gyankoma, called on the community to support efforts towards the progress on the school.
The Durbar also inaugurated members of the newly established School Management Committee (SMC) composed of traditional leaders, opinion leaders, representatives from Teacher/Parents Association (PTA), Corporate bodies, Unit Committee, old students, Educational Director and Opinion leaders amongst others who will serve as the liaison between the community and the School Management to help solicit funds to support the School towards the improvement of the infrastructure development of the School.
Mrs Gyankoma pleaded with the government and other corporate entities to support the school with infrastructural support, especially school building as well as construction of speed ramps on the main road in front of the School.
According to the Headmistress, this will enable the School to admit more students into the School who are hitherto being denied admission because of lack of adequate classrooms.
The speed ramp will also present accidents, which has become frequent due to overspending vehicles who often drive at though speed because of the smooth nature of the road in front of the School.
Mrs Gyankoma admonished the students to make positive use of the modern day Internet whiles eschewing the vices that often comes with technology.
By: Kingsley Asiedu