An ultra-modern Two-Unit Classroom Block with dining hall, office, store, kitchen, washroom, provision of furniture and enclosed fencing for St.
James Anglican School at Ahanta Akromakrom have been completed and handed over at a cost of Five Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred
and Fifty Ghana Cedis, seventy-three Peswas (GHC 598,950.73).
The provision of the facility is in line with the Assembly’s plans to improve access and quality teaching and learning standards in the rural zones
of the Metropolis. At a short handing-over ceremony, the Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs. Sally Nelly Coleman, thanked the Assembly highly for
the facility and noted that it would improve early childhood education in the community.
She revealed that the facility has a sleeping area, a bath and a learning area to aid teaching and learning. She added that only Trained Teachers
have been posted to the centre to ensure the quality of early childhood development of the children. She appealed to parents to enrol their children
in the school to enable them pick up early in learning. She also beseeched the SMC to assist the school authorities in regular maintenance of the
facility to enable them merit other developmental infrastructure for the school.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Abdul-Mumin Issah, for his part, noted that a good foundation of education was essential to the overall educational ladder.
He indicated that the Assembly’s commitment towards education is unwavering, thus providing the ultra-modern kindergarten for the St. James Anglican School to serve
the needs of early childhood education in the area.
He noted that the Assembly has deliberate plans to improve the quality and access of education in the rural communities through the provision of modern classroom blocks,
furniture and other teaching and learning materials. He, therefore, appealed to parents to collaborate with the school’s authorities to ensure collective nurturing of the
children for the future. He further urged the parents to pay attention to the educational needs of their children and regularly visit their schools to enquire about their
performance as some portray different characters at school.
He promised to remember Akromakrom to improve their educational infrastructure to enable them benefit from the opportunities the free SHS come with. He reiterated the need
for the Community and school authorities to properly maintain the facility to serve its purpose.