MP donates towards education (The Mirror, Saturday April 10, 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Ayawaso Constituency, Dr Mustapha Ahmed, has invested more than GH¢4,600 of his share of the MPs Common Fund in the first quarter of 2010 , in various educational interventions aimed at improving academic performance in the constituency.
Dr Ahmed who is also the Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing presented an amount of GH¢ 3,105 to the East Ayawaso Educational Development Committee to sponsor 21 brilliant but needy students from the constituency who are in second-cycle and tertiary institutions.
The MP also donated stationery worth GH¢1,500 to the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates of 24 junior high schools in the constituency.
Some of the beneficiary schools located in Kanda, Nima, Maamobi, Kotobabi and Accra New Town include; the Kanda Cluster of Junior High Schools (JHS), Aggrey Memorial School, St Cecilia JHS , the Nima Cluster of Schools, St Kizito R/C 1 and 5 JHS, Adab Islamic Mission, Kotobabi 13 JHS, Unity JHS, the St Francis Xavier JHS and the Bethel EP JHS and the Richell Preparatory School, and the Mamobi Bethany JHS.
The stationery which included mathematical sets, pens and pencils is to motivate the students and also to help parents who could not afford such items for their wards during the exams.
Making the donations at separate ceremonies, Dr Ahmed said education remained the bedrock of the country’s development hence the need to do all possible to promote it.
He said the establishment of the East Ayawaso Educational Development Committee was to promote education in the constituency through motivating pupils and teachers as well as brilliant but needy students to put up their best.
He advised the pupils especially those from the Kanda Cluster of Schools to remain discipline during and after the upcoming BECE exams so that the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) would have the course to reverse its decision not to use their schools as examination centres because of indiscipline.
“Maintain discipline so that you can become role models for those behind you.” He said.
Dr Ahmed pledged his continuos support for education in the area and promised to sponsor any of the pupils who scored 7 ones in the examination through the senior high school.
“The challenge is on you to come out with flying colours an you will receive support from the East Ayawaso Educational Development Committee.”
Ms Agnes L. Nasamu, the Chairperson of the East Ayawaso Educational Development Committee who received the items on behalf of the schools, expressed appreciation to the MP for his support saying the items and the pledged would inspire the pupils to move to perform well in the exams.
Present at the ceremony were officials of the Ayawaso Sub-Metro, Circuit Supervisors of the GES and Assembly members who took turns to advise the pupils to avoid examination malpractice during the exams.

Caption :Ms Agnes L. Nasamu, the Chairperson of the East Ayawaso Educational Development Committee receiving some of the items from Dr Mustapha Ahmed MP for the East Ayawaso Constituency.


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