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Ten(10) thousand bunk-beds and mattresses to selected second cycle schools

The government will this year distribute 10 thousand bunk-beds and the same number of mattresses to selected second cycle schools in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The Regional Minister, Eric Opoku who announced this added that five thousand dual-desks as well as the same quantity of mono-desks will be supplied to some basic schools across Brong-Ahafo. Mr. Opoku announced the packaged at the 5th Anniversary and First Speech and Prize – Giving Day of the Sankore Senior High School at Sankore in the Asunafo South District. Sankore Senior High School (SAHIS) was established in October 2009 through the instrumentality of Mr. Eric Opoku who was then the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister with the support of the Sankore Traditional Council headed by Nana Okogyeadie Yaw Adusei of blessed memory. Mr. Opoku challenged students to utilize the opportunity offered them to add value to themselves to become useful citizens in future to contribute to the development of the nation. He indicated that the only way students can actualize the process of value addition, is to sacrifice to develop and widen their intellectual and analytical abilities. The Regional Minister entreated educators to be “worthy role models” and ensure that students do not only learn how to read and write but also learn about values and the need to treat others with respect and dignity. Mr. Opoku paid a glowing tribute to the seven-member committee as well as individuals that worked towards the eventual establishment of SAHIS. The Headmaster of the school, Raymond Akwasi Agyemang observed that though SAHIS is only five years old, its academic output had in his words “witnessed a tremendous improvement”. He said the first batch of students presented for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2013 scored 100 percent whilst the second batch of candidates who sat for the exams in 2014 also had 100 percent with best student scoring aggregate 12. Mr. Agyemang mentioned land litigation and lack of residential accommodation for staff as some of the challenges of the school. The Omanhene of Sankore, Nana Appiah Kubi pledged that the land litigation problem facing the school will be resolved by the Sankore Traditional Council and asked that the school be converted into a boarding facility.
Source: AMB/developghana.com                                                
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