Management Staff of the Petroleum Commission, through their benevolence, have donated some ninety dual desks to two schools in the Jomoro Municipality. The beneficiary schools; Tweakor No. II M/A Primary and Half-Assini Catholic Basic School, have for years been battling with huge deficits of classroom desks and space. Owing to this, and with the growing enrolment rates in these schools, most of the classroom units have been congested. The worst of it, is that, parents have had to procure chairs for their wards or have their wards share these dual desks with two others in a classroom.
Chief Executive for Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille Junior says management staff took up the issue, and have dedicated a portion of their remunerations to improve conditions in these schools.
He stressed that the onset of the free SHS policy has excited interest among parents and children to pursue education to the highest level possible, and thus building pressures on facilities at the basic level.
“..government alone cannot provide for all these needs at the same time. So we thought it expedient to do something to support government, to support our younger brothers and sisters” he stated.
Municipal Chief Executive for Jomoro, Ernest Kwoffie stressed that the assembly’s resource for providing educational infrastructure is limited, and that he expects organisations and benevolent individuals to come to their aide. He commended management staff of the Commission for taking the initiative to support the two schools.
Mr. Kwoffie pleaded with management staff of the commission to consider providing for other needs of the municipality in terms of education under their corporate social responsibility projects.
“We will come again not for chairs but probably for something else, and that we hope will be attended to” he pleaded.