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Kpeve District Education Directorate Office Complex Commissioned V/R

The District Education Directorate Office Complex at Kpeve in the Volta Region was last Tuesday 12thAugust, 2014 commissioned in a colourful ceremony in front of the complex.

 

Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Pre-tertiary delivering the key note address, expressed the ministry’s deepest gratitude and appreciation to all who in diverse ways contributed to the building of the office complex. He mentioned among others, the contractor, Koddeo Ghana Ltd. The Consultant P.P.M.C, GETFund, Management, Togbuiwo/Mamawo and especially DFID. 

The Deputy Minister disclosed that, the construction of the building cost an amount of Seven hundred and seventeen thousand and forty eight Ghana cedis and forty pesewas (Gh¢717,048.40).

He said, the completion of the office complex at Kpeve clearly demonstrates Government’s commitment to spiraling education service delivery at the district levels. The Government, he said, is certainly aware that education is the bedrock of society as no community and for that matter, no country can develop without purposeful education, hence Government has always supported the sector and will continue to support it to meet its increasing needs.

Hon. Alex Kyeremeh stated that, “in this era, it is becoming increasingly clear that the state alone cannot shoulder the increasing cost of education”. He, therefore, commended the contributions of all stakeholders in ensuring the completion of the project.

The Deputy Minister of Education (Pre-tertiary), Hon. Alex Kyeremeh added that government is committed to providing the necessary infrastructure for education service delivery and mentioned some being put in place as;

The basic school computerization project of which Sixty thousand (60,000) laptop computers were distributed to twenty five thousand (25,000) basic schools across the country.

Twenty-five thousand (25,000) laptops are also currently being distributed to teachers across the country, fifty thousand (50,000) teachers have being trained in ICT to facilitate the use of ICT in teaching and learning.

The content of school syllabi have been updated to make them relevant to the needs of learners.

Plans are far advanced to put up two hundred (200) community schools to improve access to education. The President has cut the sod for the commencement of the first fifty (50) of these community schools. 

There has been modernization of teaching approaches (content delivery) and improved assessment procedure all in the bid to make them relevant to modern learning situation.

The capitation grant for basic schools has enjoyed an upward adjustment by 50% (from 3.00 to 45.00) per head.

The school feeding Programme has been expanded to cover many more schools across the country. 

The Deputy Minister urged the management and the District Directorate to ensure a high level of maintenance culture .The building can fulfil its purpose if the needed supervision, repairs and maintenance work are done, he concluded.

Other dignitaries present were M.P for Techiman North, Hon. Francis K. Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Edem Asimah, MP South Dayi Constituency, Hon. Kafui Semenu Bekui, District Chief Executive South Dayi District Assembly and Presiding Member, Hon. D.V. Atawa Akyea.

The rest were the District Coordinating Director, Mr. David Kwei Kanyi, Ransford Coffie, Assistant Director, (MoE) Mr. Louis Anthonio, Assistant Director, Planning, South Dayi District Education Office, District Police Commander Mr. Jonas Agbevam, Heads of Department, Hon. Assembly Members, Chiefs and Elders, Heads of schools and a cross section of the general public.

The Volta Regional Deputy  Minister, Hon. Francis Ganyaglo in his speech said to ensure that pupils are provided the best education, effective supervision needs to be put in place to monitor academic performance of both public and private schools. It is in this regard that this facility has come at an opportune time since the education directorate is the only department in the assembly with necessary authority to provide the critical function of supervising schools, teachers and pupils as well as looking at their welfare. This facility will ensure that adequate personnel are posted to the district to provide necessary manpower needs for the education department.

The District Chief Executive, Hon. Kafui Semenu Bekui informed the gathering that the education office complex was fully funded by GETFund and is one of the numerous infrastructure provided by the government through South Dayi District Assembly. He commended all those who contributed in any way towards the completion of this modern education office complex. The function was chaired by Togbe Adjei Agbai III Dzasihene, who represented Togbe Akudompe XI, Paramount chief of Kpeve.

Source: ISD (Dominic Boachie) 

 

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