Horace Ekow Ewusi, a philanthropist and the CEO of the Ekow Ewusi Foundation, has donated 600 mono and dual desks to public schools in the Cape Coast North Constituency to support the creation of favourable teaching and learning environments.
Pedu M/A Basic ‘A,’ Abura T.I. Ahmadiyya Basic ‘B, Rev. Alec Jones Memorial Methodist School at Nkanfoa, and St. Cyprian Anglican Basic School at Effutu Koforidua were among the recipient schools.
Mr. Ewusi claimed that the act was a part of his mission to raise educational standards in the Cape Coast North Constituency, where many students lack desks.
He urged the pupils and students to take their studies seriously, emphasizing that anything less could harm their chances for the future.
He stated that preparations were being made to repeat the act in other areas of the region.
Gratitude For Desks
Rev. Francis Edu-Buandoh, the assistant headmaster of Rev. Alec Jones Memorial Methodist Basic School, accepted the donations on the school’s behalf and praised Mr. Ewusi for his generosity.
The donation of the desks, he added, was timely because “some of the learners stand on their feet throughout class hours,” and it would improve education in the area.
Hameeda Haruna Appiah, the headmistress of Abura T.I. Ahmadiyya Baisc ‘B’ School, called Mr. Ewusi a “angel” who had overcome the largest problem facing the institution.
Yusif Yakubu, the officer in charge of logistics and technical and vocational education and training at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Education Office, who accompanied Mr. Ewusi and his team to distribute the desks, praised the philanthropist for his assistance in resolving the crisis of inadequate furniture for students in the city.
The Ghana Education Service has been plagued by inadequate furnishings in public schools, Mr. Yakubu noted.
He urged to technical teachers in the public schools “to use broken desks in their various schools for practical work by teaching the students to fix those desks to ensure that there are enough desks for the schools”.
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