Agyan, Domunli, Akonu Community JHS Built By GNPC Foundation
Agyan, Domunli, Akonu Community JHS
What had before now remained a distant dream for pupils, parents, and leaders of the 3 adjoining communities of Agyan, Domunli, and Akonu in the Nzema East Municipal of the Western Region, today, came to life as the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, handed over a newly constructed 4-unit classroom block to the AD Akonu MA Basic School: making it the first-ever Junior High School (JHS) in the community.
Hon. Frank Okpenyen, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said education remained the most potent weapon to moving people from poverty and changing communities hence the government’s priority of the sector.
“Thanks to the GNPC Foundation, our children no longer must trek to Axim for JHS education. Henceforth, these pupils will not take their lessons under trees,” he said.
Adding that, “the mere hint of the construction of this new facility along with the distribution of new school uniforms by Government has markedly improved the attitude of pupils in the communities.
There is no doubt that this will enhance teaching and learning, and our community would be better for it.”
He stated further that the assembly was working tirelessly to address the infrastructure challenges of schools in the Municipality for the delivery of quality education and the completion of the classroom block is testament to their commitment to building partnerships with various development agencies to improve the lives of the people in the communities.
On his part, the Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dr. Dominic Eduah said while there exists a need for the revenues accruing from Ghana’s oil business to directly reflect in communities and people, education remains one of the most credible paths to achieving that goal.
“Our Corporate Social Responsibility mission is driven by a vision to affect change and with this new classroom block comes an opportunity to further attempt a leveling of the field for children from remote parts of the country to also compete.”
He tasked the school’s authorities to maintain the facility well enough to last longer.
Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Nathaniel Kofi Afful, expressed his gratitude to the GNPC Foundation for what he described as an ‘important project only equaled by the actual need to educate children itself.’
Mr. Afful assured that the facility will be well taken care of with further commitment to instilling better maintenance culture among pupils.
The 4-unit structure has 3 classrooms, an ICT Lab, and a storeroom.
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