Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni-Valley Constituency who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, has commissioned a two-unit kindergarten block with ancillary facilities at Petepom.
The project was funded from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) at a total cost of GHC 295,000.
It was competed in six months and comprise of a kitchen, dining hall, staff common room, store room, headmaster’s office, desks, mechanised borehole with storage tank and a decent washrooms.
Mrs Oteng-Gyasi said the President has decided to provide quality education right from kindergarten to the tertiary level.
She said "the children will use the class rooms immediately because we have provided all the needed facilities and this is the President's vision".
Touching on the double track system for Senior High Schools (SHS), which was introduced by the government under the free SHS programme, Mrs Oteng-Gyasi said about 50 percent of qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates would have been home if the government had not taken these steps.
The MP said if government concentrates on putting up adequate facilities before enrolling students onto the programme, by the time it would have been done lots of students would not benefit from this laudable programme.
She said the double system was an interim measure and added that government has initiated strategic plans to ensure that between three to five years it would end.
Mr Mozart Kwaku Owuh, Municipal Chief Executive for Prestea Huni-Valley Assembly, said communities such as Yareyeya, Juabeng and Bompieso would have similar projects this year.
He expressed appreciation to Nana Kweku Appiah III, the Divisional chief of Petepom Traditional Area and his elders for releasing land for the project.
Mrs Vida Mary Kwofie, Municipal Education Director for Prestea Huni-Valley thanked the MP and MCE for the gesture.
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