The North Tongu District Assembly has instituted a scholarship program which is open to all bright but needy students, especially female students.
This, according to the region’s DCE, Osborne Divine Fenu, during the commissioning of a 6-classroom block at Battor Vome Methodist Primary School by the Pencils of Promise, is one of the ways to promote girls’ education in the district. .
Mr. Fenu noted that education issues in North Tongu district are of great importance to him and that the assembly is doing all it can to ensure that education is improved in the district.
He noted that when projects are commissioned for use like this, the challenge is primarily their maintenance.
“In other words, the maintenance culture that is lacking among us Ghanaians. Therefore, I implore various stakeholders to support the installation,” Mr. Fenu said.
He urged all students in the district to at least make reading a habit in order to improve their reading skills.
“I urge all students to make it a point to read at least one story book a week and surely with the help of our teachers, our children will be educated and their dreams will come true,” Fenu said.
He added that he has big plans for the district as far as education is concerned with the help of the administration led by Akufo-Addo and hopes to do everything humanly possible to ensure that this happens. realized.
Paramount Chief of Battor Traditional Zone, Torgbe Patamia Dzekle VII, noted with concern that children were repeatedly seen at vigils and funerals instead of studying at home.
Torgbe Patamia noted that the trend is becoming worrying and if nothing is done to remedy the situation, things could go wrong and children’s lives could be destroyed.
He also noted that the lack of parental care and supervision is also a contributing factor to the worrying situation.
“Our children are still seen at wakes and funerals instead of reading or resting at home. I am personally concerned about this trend and urge parents to take care of their children to avoid any unforeseen circumstances,” said Torgbe Patamia.
Parents and teachers expressed their gratitude to the organization for the kind gesture and promised to embrace the culture of maintenance.