The National Petroleum Authority has inaugurated 3-unit and 2-unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities for two schools whicg were studying under shed-roofs in the Eastern Region.
The Authority fully funded construction of the 3-unit classroom block in the Asifaw Junior High School for the Okere District Assembly and a 2-unit Kindergarten block in the Pakro Presby Basic School for Akuapim South Municipal Assembly.
The District Assemblies in the later part of last year reached out to NPA for assistance in constructing the classroom blocks. The school had been without a classroom block, and thus teaching and learning was done under a temporary bamboo structure that was in a deplorable state.
At a brief ceremony to hand-over the school blocks to District Education Directorates in both districts, Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, said the donation forms part of the Authority’s corporate social responsibility of giving back to society
He stated the project will benefit pupils in these schools as well as its surrounding communities. “It is our belief that this support will improve the fortunes of students from this community.”
Challenging staff and students of the school to take good care of the facility, he said with quality teaching and learning in these schools, he had no doubt the students will be a compete with their colleagues in other resourceful and upscale schools in the country.
On their part, the District Chief Executives in these areas, Mr Daniel Kenneth for Okere and Frank Aidoo for Akuapim hailed the NPA for the support rendered the schools, describing it as worthy partners of development.
They, therefore, called on the teachers of the school to soldier on their responsibilities of encouraging students to learn hard as they aspired to become future leaders.