The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has inspected an 18 unit classroom block at St Joseph ‘B’ Anglican Primary School in Bubiashie a suburb of Accra.
The project which is near completion is being funded by the World Bank through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) under the Urban Development Grant (UDG).
The Mayor who was in the company of the Greater Accra Regional Minister Ishmael Ashitey , the MP for the Okaikwei South Constituency , Ahmed Arthur , officials of the Assembly and teachers of the school were conducted round the classrooms and other ancillary facilities by the contractor after which he interacted with pupils occupying the completed kindergarten section of the school.
The contractor of the project, Ing. Frank Larbi of Yapong Investment Limited, revealed that the work would soon be completed, adding that, there were few works to be done for the completion of the St Joseph Anglican Basic School at Kaneshie.
Mayor Sowah expressed satisfaction with the progress of work and assured that the Assembly would speed up measures to complete the project in a month.
“The Accra Metropolitan Assembly will ensure that the project is completed in earnest so that the students can move in. The classrooms they are occupying now are not conducive for learning. Your roofs are wearing off making teaching and learning difficult during sunny days and rainy seasons,” he said.
Mayor Sowah urged pupils of the school to learn hard in order to produce best results in the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, reiterated government's commitment to ensure higher educational standards not only by encouraging students but making education more affordable.
The Member of Parliament for the area, Ahmed Arthur also promised to provide the school with more desks to ensure that they all get sitting places for smooth learning.