Government clears all scholarship and subsidy arrears in GA West- MCE

Post date: Nov 07, 2010 9:29:3 PM

The Honourable Nii Armah Tackie, Municipal Chief Executive for GA West in Greater Accra Region of Ghana has said his administration has paid all outstanding scholarship and subsidy bills that it had inherited. He made the statement at this year’s

GA West Inter-School Mathematics and Science Competition among public

schools in the area. The competition which was organized by Volunteer Partnerships for West

Africa (VPWA), under it Educational Support Program seeks to promote the study of Mathematics and Science in public basic schools. This year’s competition was organized under the theme ‘Promoting Science and Mathematics for a brighter future’. The Honourable Tackie took the opportunity to also outline some of governmental intervention in the education sector including the award of various scholarships to 89 needy but brilliant individuals (42 students to pursue Senior High School education, 16 into training colleges, 16 for nursing training and 15 persons with disability to undertake various studies to broaden their intellectual capacity). He further reported the distribution of forty two million text books among schools, a 50% increase in capitation grant and 10,000 uniforms to twenty schools were some of the achievements given. ‘’Students, you need to justify the investments made in you by learning hard for a brighter future’’ he concluded.

The GA West Municipal Director of Education, Mr Daniel Budu Asiedu, expressed profound gratitude to VPWA for initiating the project in his municipality and urged the organization to continue to organize this event annually so as to encourage the study of Mathematics & Science.

‘’Our organization will continue to invest in education as we deem it

pivotal to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals of which Ghana is a signatory to its realization,’’ Mr Hayford Siaw, Executive Director of Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa assured the gathering.

Amasaman JHS competed against Pokuase Methodist2 JHS for the finals and won with a margin of 3 at a fierce contest. The competition was sponsored by GA West Municipal Assembly, Ghana Education Service (GA West), Blue Skies Foundation and Afram Publications. The event was chaired by Alhaji Awudu Yeremiah, a former Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development.

Source: Rosanna Farrell, VPWA