Akoase (E/R), Jan. 29, GNA - The Birim North District Assembly in collaboration with other private participation groups is constructing basic school infrastructure in six communities at the cost of GH¢120 million to improve the standard of education in the district.
Infrastructure such as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centres and classroom blocks are being constructed for beneficiary communities including Afosu, New Abirem, Old Abirem, Odontuase, Pramkrom and Akoase.
Mr Alex Owusu-Ansah, District Coordinating Director, made this known when the Okyeman Foundation presented 13 long tables, benches, electrical cables and electrical pipes worth GH¢6,000 to the Akoase Community ICT Centre.
He said following the interventions and provision of other logistics, basic school children obtained 64 percent pass in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), as against 53.5 percent in 2009 while no school recorded zero percent in the district in last year\'s BECE examinations.
Mr Owusu-Ansah advised parents to use their limited resources to educate their children since the best legacy they could bequeath their children was education so as to become responsible adults.
Mr Thomas Yeboah, Deputy District Director of Education, advised parents to allow their children to visit the ICT Centre regularly to study to become computer literate since ICT studies had become a major component of the country\'s education systems.
Dr Adanse Pippin, National President of the Okyeman Foundation, said citizens of the three Okyeman states, namely Abuakwa, Kotoku and Bosome in Europe and other parts of the world had decided to come together and contribute to enhance the development of their citizens at home.
He said the foundation had assisted in the construction of a health centre at Kwabeng and had also presented 100 wheelchairs to the Akim Oda Government Hospital and advised the school children to take their ICT studies seriously.
The Krontihene of the town, Nana Osei Agyekum, thanked the Okyeman Foundation for their contribution towards the development of education in the community.