Education they say is fundamental to the development and growth of every child. According to research, the child’s ability to develop a stronger intelligent quotient (IQ)depends on the quality of the school building and the comfort of the child at that early stage of their development.
This comfort the child is required to experience is however missing at the Old Ningo D/A Basic School which currently is in a deplorable state making teaching and learning very difficult for teachers and pupils of the school.
The school which is the oldest basic school in the Community has broken doors without windows, several roof leakages, and cracks in parts of the building making it a death trap.
It is in view of the myriad of challenges of the Old Ningo Basic School that the DCE of Ningo- Prampram, Hon. Jonathan Paa Nii Teye Doku who is a product of the school has initiated the move to renovate the school and give it a befitting facelift.
According to him, his quest to renovate the school in his personal capacity is born out of the fact that he needs to give back to the school and society has benefitted from the school as a child to become who he is today as a Municipal Chief Executive.
The DCE gave the hint on Wednesday at the premises of the school when he visited the school in the company of the media.
He said the school in its present form requires an urgent intervention in order to avoid any disaster.
“I think the school authorities have written to the Education Directorate for the district, to come to the aid of the school and renovate it. According to them when it rains the rain enters the building and it disturbs classes”, Hon. Teye Doku noted.
“…And don’t forget that this is my alma mater. I had my primary and JHS education at Old Ningo D/A Primary so I see it as my responsibility”.
The DCE also revealed that the renovation which commences on Friday is expected to be completed in the first week of June where he would commission it on 7th June which is his birthday as well as donate other items to the school.
“What I am noted for is that on my birthday, I don’t normally organize a party for friends to come and dine. I always want to channel my resources into some kind of charity during my birthday”, the hardworking DCE emphasized.
Hon. Teye Doku who since his assumption of office as DCE has brought massive developments to the district including building a school for an orphanage and construction of roads and toilets, further expressed his commitment to do more for the district so long as he remains the DCE of the area.
He said his priority is to place NiPDA on the world map through infrastructural and socio-economic development.