Accra, July 17, GNA - J.J. Foundation, a
philanthropic foundation based in Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region has resumed
its annual extra classes for pupils.
The foundation organises free extra classes for under-privileged pupils in the community to help them prepare adequately for their basic school examination.
Mr Joseph Migal Jakperuk Jinjer, the Founder of the Foundation and an engineer with the Ghana Water Company Limited, said the fallen standard of basic education was worrying and there was the need to complement the efforts of schools in that regard, hence the initiative.
Mr Jakperuk Jinjer, who is also a native of the area, said education like peace, was a vital tool, which formed solid foundation for the future of pupils and the development of the country.
He said the number of pupils and communities to benefit from this year’s free classes starting July, this year, would be increased to cover other communities.
He added that although sustaining the programme had become seemingly difficult financially, there was the need to expand it to secure the future of young generation.
“Everyone ought to give back to society what they have derived from it and I have decided to invest in the future of our younger ones at home, since education remains the key pillar to a secure future,” he stated.
Mr Jakuur Sakoalia, the Coordinator of the programme and a teacher, noted that there was the need to expand the classes to remote community schools where there were inadequate teachers, adding that the Foundation gave monetary support to its volunteer teachers to give off their best.
He called on parents and the public to make adequate use of the opportunity and enroll their wards in the coming weeks.
He mentioned the Bunkpurugu Salimboku Junior High School (JHS), Nakpanduri JHS, Kambatiak Central JHS, Maanbabiga-Naburik JHS, Gbamkoni-Sinsabjina JHS, Bindi JHS, Bimbagu JHS and Jimbali JHS as centres where the classes would commence earnestly on July 25, 2017.