Don’t use classrooms for church services – Capt Cudjoe

ChurchesCaptain Anthony Cudjoe, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Chief Executive, has urged headteachers of public educational institutions,  not to release their facilities to  churches for services.

He was of the view that churches make money from collection and other sources, thus making them financially sound, and not to rely on schools for infrastructural support to worship.

The STMA Mayor made the call at the commissioning of a kindergarten block and a renovated classroom building for the Nana Nketsia Basic School at Essikado in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

The project was constructed by the Technip Group, an Oil/Gas Services Company of the Tweneboah, Enyera and Ntomme (TEN) Project, at the Jubilee Oil Field, at an estimated cost of 60,000 dollars.

The kindergarten has a three-classroom block, offices, all furnished with tables and chairs for the kids, other facilities, as well as renovation of the primary block.

Capt Cudjoe advised the school authorities to ensure regular maintenance of the facility, in order to prolong its lifespan, for the benefit of future kids.

Mr David Afram, Western Regional Director of Education urged teachers and parents to continue putting in their maximum, to complement government’s efforts at providing quality education for the country’s youth.

Mr Afram urged the school authorities to institute strict supervision over the school, to prevent the place from being used as sanitary facility by the communities.

Mr Ian Stevenson, Chief Officer of “Region A” of the Technip Group, said realizing the importance of education, the management agreed to carry out the project as part of the company’s social responsibility.

He said mindful of the country’s local content policy in the oil and gas industry, the company has trained about 50 local engineers.

Nana Kobina Nketsia, Omanhene of the Essikado Traditional Area, commended Technip Group for the immense support to enhance the standard of education in the area, and urged those capable to emulate the company.

Madam Emma Okine Mensah, headteacher of the school, expressed gratitude to the management of Technip Group, and gave the assurance of proper maintenance of the facility.

Source: GNA

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