A Deputy Chief of Staff and Political Assistant to the President, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has donated ten computers, one scanner and a projector to some selected schools within the Bantama Sub-Metro in the Ashanti Region.
The beneficiary schools include Bantama M/A J.H.S, Bantama Methodist Primary & J.H.S and St. Anthony’s R/C J.H.S.
This forms part of his intention to provide computers to eleven basic schools of the area to enhance the teaching and learning of ICT in Bantama.
Mr. Kingsley Atta, the Bantama Constituency 1st Vice Chairman of the NPP thanked the Deputy Chief of Staff for the gesture and encouraged the students to take their studies seriously to become responsible citizens.
Speaking on behalf of the Mayor of Kumasi, the Administrator of Bantama Metro also lauded the Deputy Chief of Staff for the generosity he has exhibited to the selected schools.
Mrs. Mercy Boateng, who spoke on behalf the Circuit Supervisors expressed their gratitude, and promised the Deputy Chief of Staff that they will make good use of the computers to equip the students with ICT skills.
She also made a passionate appeal to the government through the Deputy Chief of Staff to assist the schools in the Sub-Metro with furniture for classrooms, laptop computers for the Circuit Supervisors to facilitate their work, provide them with adequate classroom blocks and toilet facilities, and also the payment of electricity tariffs for the schools which are piling up.
She further made a request on behalf of teachers and staff of all the basic schools in the Bantama Sub-Metro under the Ghana Education Service to name their Annual Quiz Competition in his honour.
In his response, the Deputy Chief of Staff, accepted their request to name their Annual Quiz Competition after him.
He assured the teachers that he will do his best to address their concerns through the appropriate state institutions.
He also advised the students to take their studies seriously to justify the government`s investment in them, and further called on individuals and groups to also support their communities.
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