Cohorts 1 and 2 scholars of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) at the University of Ghana have donated furniture and other educational materials to the Okantah Presbyterian Basic School at Odumase, a suburb of Kibi in the Eastern Region, in fulfillment of the group’s social responsibility to the community.
The items donated included mono desks, Formica boards, exercise books, pens, pencils, whiteboard markers, cleaners, team-set football jerseys, and printer sets.
Leader of the scholars, Joseph Darko Mintah, in his remarks, said: “The group is driven by GNPC Foundation’s Impacting Lives agenda to also contribute their quota to society’s development. And these materials are expected to motivate and facilitate effective teaching and learning”.
The Head teacher, Ankomah Evans, alongside Benjamin Awuku, the assembly member, received the items on behalf of the school.
Mr. Ankomah expressed his gratitude to the group and assured them that the items will be put to good use. “This is a novel experience for us as this marks the first time the school has been supported in this way. We are motivated by this to do our best in helping our pupils grow academically,” he said.
Thanking the group, the chief of Okantah, Nana Owusu, praised the attitude of the scholars and described their gesture as worthy of emulation. He also charged the school to take good care of the items, and encouraged the pupils to study hard in school. He further advised parents to help and ensure that their wards take schooling seriously and guide them on their career journeys.
The short presentation ceremony was attended by Nana Owusu, the chief of Okantah; Benjamin Awuku, the assembly member; John Asare, the chaplain and sports secretary; Elder Alex Tetteh, an elder at Okantah-Aposs; staff of the school and members of the community. Other members of the group present were Denise Addo, Grace Owusu, Saidu Usman, and Haruna Annang Marnah.