The Member of Parliament(MP) for Ejura-Sekyeredumasi, Hon Mahammud Bawah Braimah, has instituted free vacation classes for all Second Year Senior High School students who are under the Fress SHS policy, to help improve their performance.
The initiative covers over 600 Form Two Students, from the constituency during their long vacation period on all Core Subjects being taught in school.
The aim is to also help the students cover most of the topics they unable to cover before the vacation as well as to ensure their progression to the next level of education to complement the effort at thee basic school level.
Hon Bawah Braimah who disclosed this to THE REPUBLIC, indicated that, the move was being financed wholly from his resources, to close the gap created following the free SHS which has been implemented poorly to improve the standard of education in the area.
He said considering the poor implementation of the free SHS, there was no doubt that it would affect students performance, hence the initiative.
Hon Bawah however expressed the hope that the programme would be beneficial since parents in the area could not afford to pay for such facility for their children.
The MP told the paper that, because of the nature of the district, many issues such as bad roads, poor school infrastructure and lack of teachers, had been hindering access to quality education.
He said, to ensure a smooth take-off of the programme, he met with teachers and schooling at Tertiary institutions to whip up their interest to offer their support during the vacation to improve the initiative.
The MP has also undertaken some developmental projects including 3-unit class room with axcilary facilities inclidng office, store and teachers common room for Ahmadiah Primary school.
In addition to that, Mr Bawa said he provided over 500 of both mono and dual desk furniture to basic schools and also built a 10 seater toilet facility at Kasei community and rehabilitated the only Library in the Constituency.
To ensure that the health needs of his people are met without much difficulties, the MP embarked on policy to put up health projects including CHPS Compounds in the constituency.
He said he had initiated and completed a CHIP compound at Kobiriti community and as well paid some medical bill for those deprived and vulnerable residents.
The District Director of Education, Mr Patrick Ofori said, the standard of education has improved due to the intervention and commended the MP for the support offered to the studets, parents and the Education Directorate.
Some of the students who benefited from the free extra classes expressed their appreciation to the MP and vowed to study hard to obtain good peerform to compensate thee effort.
They said, the intervention would go a long wa to help them cover up their subjects, adding that, the gets better understanding of their subjects during thee extra class hours as the teachers teaches with mu h patience than normal school lessons.
Source :therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba