Manya Krobo’s Education Directorate appeals for support from VRA


The Director of Education for the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly, Samuel Kwesi Tettey, has appealed to the Volta River Authority (VRA) to come to the aid of the municipality with the provision of educational infrastructure and other essentials for teaching and learning.

The municipal director mentioned that schools like Krobo Girls’ Senior High School (Krogiss), Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School (AMEST), and Manya Krobo SHS, among others, have some pressing needs that required urgent assistance.

He stressed that the VRA, as one of the biggest corporate bodies in the area and a key stakeholder in community development, has over the years supported education in the area through the introduction of scholarship schemes, textbooks, and other learning materials. However, the dire infrastructure needs of some of the schools will require the authority to look at that area to complement the government’s effort.

“What we are saying is that we appreciate the efforts of VRA over the years, but we need more assistance. Through the support of the government, a six-unit classroom block has been constructed for the Krobo Girls’ school; but we need furniture and other installations to put it to use, and we hope they have the capacity to help in that regard,” he said.

He made these remarks on the sideline of an activity held by the VRA to donate handbooks on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to the 13 high schools in the four municipalities and district assemblies of the Krobo area, including Yilo Krobo, Asuogyaman, Upper and Lower Manya.

Chairperson of Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Headmaster of Akuse Methodist John Selby, on his part, appealed for the construction of a boys’ dormitory and dining hall facility for his school as the school is in urgent need of such facilities.

He indicated that currently, AMEST has no proper dormitory facility for the boys, which is not helpful for their health. Also, the existing dining hall facility is in a dilapidated state that needs renovation and expansion.

He lamented that it is only fair for the VRA to come to the aid of the school, considering that the institution has benefitted from the resources of the area over a 60-year period.

“I believe that the VRA must see the need to support us in terms of infrastructure as mandated because the benefits it derives from the Akuse lands and community cannot be overemphasised.  We are, therefore, urging them to consider the infrastructure concerns we have raised and kindly support us,” he said.

The headmaster further stated that with the heightened shift toward digitalisation and digital education, the VRA must also consider assisting the school with computers in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory to enhance teaching learning and skills development of the youth.

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