The Wenchi Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has received School Uniforms and Marker Pens for distribution to all the schools in the Municipality as an intervention to alleviate the financial burden from parents and guardians.

625 Uniforms to be given students and pupils in 16 KG, Primary and Junior High (Basic) Schools  and 580 boxes of Marker Pens for 91 KG, Primary and Junior High Schools in the Wenchi Municipality.

The presentation formed part of government’s efforts to reduce and possibly eliminate education associated cost being born by parents/guardians. This is meant to actualize Free Education and make it accessible and affordable for all. The items is in response to the observations made by the MCE during his working tour to inspect and assess the state and conditions of basic schools in the Municipality. It was observed during the tour that some pupils were in tattered uniform while others were in unprescribed attire.

Presenting the items to the Directorate at a gathering of Heads of all the Basic Schools in the Municipality, the Municipal Chief Executive Alexander Obour Kwadwo Damoah indicated that government had made a lot of investments to improve access and quality education in all standards. He said government would continually to tackle and remove all bottle necks in addressing the challenges of bedeviling the development and progress of education in the area. According to him, there would be provision of more social interventions alongside other logistics, teaching and learning materials.

The Municipal Director for Education Ms Mary Nyarko Adu-Twum who received the items for distribution to the schools, assured the appropriate use of the items to serve the intended purpose.

Source: Information Services Department (ISD/WMA)

By: Stanick Sofel Amuzu Kpodo

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