The Government has presented five thousand bunk beds and five thousand mattresses, to 18 Senior High and Technical Schools in the Brong-Ahafo Region.Â The beds are the first batch of a ten thousand bunk bed package meant to improve supply in the various educational institutions in the Region. The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, who handed the package over to Educational Authorities at a ceremony at the Residency in Sunyani said, government is focused on delivering on its promise to enhance quality education at all levels in Ghana. Mr. Opoku noted that a total of 120 Basic Schools and 30 Junior High Schools have been supplied with furniture across the region. He continued that five thousand dual desks and mono desks will also be distributed to some selected Basic and Junior High Schools in the region in due course. The Regional Minister told the gathering that the infrastructural developments in the education sector across the country are preparations towards the introduction of progressively free senior high school education in Ghana as stated in the 1992 constitution under Article 25. Mr. Opoku was optimistic that by the beginning of the next academic year in September this year, all day students in SHS would attend school free. He further warned the heads of beneficiary schools not to charge students for use of the beds since it was given for free. Turning to the students, he entreated them to take good care of the beds and mattresses and properly maintain them to ensure longevity. He urged the heads and teachers of the beneficiary school to cultivate the habit of supervision and maintenance of the items in order to avoid their misuse. The Municipal Chief Executive of Sunyani, Kwasi Oppong Ababio, received the items on behalf of the Educational Authorities.Â The Regional Director of Education, Kwadwo Osei-Asibey, in a brief comment expressed gratitude to the Government for the support for education in the region and the country as a whole. He assured the Regional Minister that the items will be used for its intended purpose.
Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/http://newspaper.developghana.com/Â