The Dzaasetse of Pokuase in the Greater Accra region, Nii Ofei Nkwantabisa IV, has presented building materials worth three thousand Ghana Cedis to the Pokuase Methodist “1” and “2” Basic schools.
The items included; 400 pieces of building blocks and 20 pieces of building cement to ensure education in the community receive a major boost to enable children become competent professionals in the future.
Presenting the items, the Dzaasetse of Pokuase, Nii Ofei Nkwantabisa IV, stated that the school authorities pleaded with the Chiefs of the area for assistance to construct fence of the school to ward-off drug peddlers and smokers who encroached on the school premise.
He added that some unpatriotic persons had taken advantage of the unfenced compound and had turned the school’s premise into a dumping site and football pitch.
“They also carry out other unpleasant activities on the compound such as smoking of cigarette and marijuana which did not augur well for the health of the children as well as affecting effective teaching and learning”. He opined.
Nii Ofei Nkwantabisa IV, who is also the Seitse of Ashifla noted that the students cannot focus on their class work during school hours, due to the school premise being used as a thoroughfare.
As a result of this, the students do not perform well during examinations, both internal and external.
He stated that the smokers sometimes break the doors of the classrooms, and destroy the furniture the students use.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Schools, the Headmaster of the Pokuase Methodist “2” Basic School, Anthony Nuamah expressed his appreciation to Nii Ofei Nkwantabisa IV, and his Council elders for the kind gesture and stated that the completion of the fence wall would also ward-off encroachment on the school lands.
“We are grateful on your willingness to show up at a short notice and hope you will continue to be an example”. He stated.
He urged individuals, philanthropists and corporate Ghana to emulate Nii Ofei Nkwantabisa IV, example by assisting the school with computer laboratory and the provision of computers.
By: Paul Mamattah