The Member of Parliament (MP) for Salaga North, Hon.Alhassan Mumuni has rescued over 400 pupils of Fuu Junior High School from a deathtrap class block built in decades.
The dilapidated school block built 50 years ago, has never received renovation till the lawmaker intervened early this year.
The structure developed deep cracks and most of the roofings are partly rift off making it susceptible to rainfall.
Mr Mumuni told THE REPUBLIC, the plight of the students and teachers of the Fuu Basic school was brought to his attention during assembly meeting and he quickly mobilised resources and have the block renovated to give a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
The school has a cumulative population of over 400 students who walk at distance to school daily.
In addition to that, the lawmaker who is the Deputy Ranking member on Defence and Interior Committee of parliament donated GHS40,000.00 worth of 200 dual desks to be distributed to some selected basic schools within the constituency.
The lawmaker said the desks would go a long way to create a conducive environment for the pupils to be able to study well and improve their academic performance.
Before the donation, pupils were either sitting on benches or lying on the floor to study and write notes, a situation the MP said affecting their academic performance.
As part of an effort to transform the constituency through quality education, Hon Mumuni said he has sponsored several students at the tertiary school level.
Some of these beneficiaries he said are students pursuing various courses at Universities, Teacher and Nursing training colleges, Polytechnics now Technical Universities and senior high schools students.
Besides the MP’s scholarship, he had also annually provided Maths Sets to Basic Education Certificate Examination candidates in the constituency.
He further told the paper the renovation and the symbolic presentation of the dual desk are in line with his policy to ensure good quality education delivery by making it affordable to the ordinary Ghanaian.
The Minority former stated that the donation
also formed part of his promise to change stories of poor students in the educational sector.
“It is my pleasure to change the narrative. I want to see students feel better in the constituency.” He said.
For the Member of Parliament, government alone cannot solve challenges in the educational sector and that, all stakeholders should come on board to bring hope to many children.
He also called on construction engineers in the country to take a close look at the Fuu Basic school structure that survive bad weather for years but never collapsed as we experience shoddy works on current building in Ghana.
The Municipal Director of Education, Abu Baba, who received the Desks on behalf of the schools, thanked the MP for the gesture and appealed to the students to learn to be responsible citizens in future.
He promised to ensure the Desk are put in good use to benefit the current and future children of the schools.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaa