Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, has led the East Akyem Municipal Assembly and the Education Directorate to inaugurate a two-storey office complex for the municipal education unit.
Construction of the office complex which cost GH¢800,000.00, started in May 2012 and completed in April 2013.
It replaces the wooden and dilapidated structure which had accommodated the municipal education unit for over 53 years.
Inaugurating the facility, Ms Ntoso impressed upon the municipal education officers to reciprocate the government’s intervention by working relentlessly to improve education in the area.
She urged them to intensify their monitoring exercises in schools to ensure that teachers perform well to improve the academic performance of pupils.
“We will not entertain zero percent score in any basic school in this municipality; we rather expect a performance of at least 80 percent,”
“To avoid churning out unemployed graduates in the society, we must monitor pupils’ interest areas and counsel them towards pursuing their dream goals,” she said.
Ms Ntoso said government was endeavouring to make schools comfortable places for children in the country, adding that, “the government has more to offer this area in terms of education, roads and health.”
Mr Edwin Larweh Ocansey, Municipal Education Director, expressed appreciation to government for the office complex.
He pledged to ensure proper and regular maintenance of the facility, and also urged his officers to transfer the comfort they would get from the facility to parents who invest in their wards education by ensuring that their children perform well.