Member of Parliament (MP) for Agotime-Ziope, Hon Charles Agbeve, has provided needy students of Adzonkor Junior High School, a deprived community in the Agotimte-Ziope constituency with Buffalo Bicycles to improve school attendance and learning.
The Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme (BEEP) formed part of the MP vision to improve standard of education in the constituency.
It also aimed at providing relief to school pupils who commute long distances to school and end up missing morning lessons and eventually dropped out of school.
At least 20 students of the Adzonkor JHS are the first batch of beneficiaries of the MP social intervention under the Bicycle education empowerment programme.
Speaking to THE REPUBLIC , Hon Agbeven said, the programme fall part of his vision to transform constituency and that the intervention would help improve attendance and learning of pupils commuting from far distance to school.
He pointed that, many of the school children in the rural areas find it hard to reach early hours lessons and those who make it to school, arrive late and tired to do meaningful academic work hence the intervention.
“The bicycles will complement activities of my vision to improve education standard and to also motivate children to learn hard so they can become future leaders. I will not be MP forever, so it is my duty to help those behind, so that Agogime-Ziope can develop the way we all want it to be, ” he added.
The MP noted that, he could not have done all these alone with his common Fund therefore have to sought help from other stakholders and as the result two non governmental organisation, Wheels of Africa, which is based in Canada and Adanu, a Ghanaian based NGO respectively.
Mr Agbeve assured that he would extend the programme to other deprived communities so school children who faces similar difficulties could also benefit.
He however urged parents and guardinas to take their wards education serious by ensuring that, they contribute their education needs. He added government aloneacoukd not provide for the needs of their chikdren education, hence the need for parents to supplement his effort.
The beneficiary students and their parents expressed appreciation to the MP for his foresight and spirit of empathy to their plight, saying that the Bicycles would go a long way to salvage their plight of having to commute long distances to school.
They assured that with the Bicycles they could be able to attend school regularly and on time to improve their performance in class.
Source: www.therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba