Three communities in the Savelugu Municipality have benefitted from fully-furnished educational facilities to help enhance quality education delivery, and also encourage more children from the rural communities into schools for a better future.
The facilities are a 3-unit classroom block with store and offices with dual desks, teacher’s table and chairs for the Botingli Nurdeen Islamic school and Zugu/Yilikpani T.I Ahmadiya Basic school, as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and a Library for Savelugu Girls Model School to aid in teaching and learning.
At the handing over of facilities through the Ghana Education Service (GES) to the beneficiary communities, Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for the Savelugu constituency, Abdul-Samed Muhamed Gunu, appealed to the area’s electorate to consider the numerous government projects and renew the mandates of the President and Parliamentary candidate to continue with developmental projects.
“Government since coming to power has implemented some many interventions: such as the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy; Planting for Food and Jobs; One Village, One Dam; educational and health infrastructure developments, among others, have helped improve the living conditions of many in the area, and boosted food production as well as curbing the unemployment rate,” he said.
The appeal was made by the PC when he collaborated with the Assembly to hand over the educational facilities to Ghana Education Service in the Savelugu municipality of the Northern Region.
The PC handed over the educational facilities to the GES and said government is committed to enhancing quality education delivery in order to ensure the nation gets a highly trained and qualified workforce.
He urged beneficiaries of the projects to form a School Management Team (SMT) to ensure the facilities are used for their purpose.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Savelugu Municipal Assembly, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, said the Assembly will continue to provide the needed infrastructure to improve education, health, and agricultural activities for socio-economic growth.
She stressed the need for parents to invest in the education of their girl-children, so as to prepare them for an independent life and their future.
The Savelugu Municipal Director of Education, Dr. Issahaque Munawaru, commended government, the Assembly and the PC for extending support to the educational sector – saying the facilities have been inaugurated at the time needed to ensure quality teaching and learning.
He assured that GES will collaborate with management of the schools in taking good care of the facilities to achieve their purpose.
The chief of Botingli Kpalatingli, Lana Alhassan Iddrisu, also expressed gratitude to government and the Assembly for the facilities, saying their provision will encourage parents to send their wards to school while schoolchildren will feel happy to study in a serene environment.
The event brought together assembly members, heads of the various beneficiary institutions, community members, traditional leaders and other stakeholders.