Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, John Ntim Fordjour, has inaugurated a modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory with 10 computers, for the learning of ICT for the Assin Adubiase Methodist Basic School.
The lawmaker inaugurated the facility at a ceremony to mark the 111th anniversary of the school over the weekend.
Rev Fordjour further pledged his commitment to sustain the free school feeding programme he personally initiated and funded for pupils of the school.
Speaking at the ceremony, the lawmaker said the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has proven to be an effective strategy for increasing enrolment, attendance, retention and even performance of school children in deprived communities.
He said in spite of government’s resolve to expand the programme, there were still some deprived communities in the area that were not covered by the programme and called on the ministry of gender, children and social protection as well as all well-meaning stakeholders to support the effort.
“I am committed to contributing to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition, improve health status of school children as well as support local farmers by the use of local food stuffs in order to maintain food security in communities in a more sustainable manner,” he stated.
The Assin Adubiase Methodist School, being the first to be established in the Central Province of the Gold Coast in 1906, has produced illustrious Ghanaians including Dr K. A Busia, former President of Ghana, Mr Kwaku Baako Senior, Justice Siaw, Supreme Court Judge and Nana Amankwa Tia, former Benkumhene of Kumasi Bantema.
Rev Fordjour urged the students to study hard to enable them take full advantage of government’s free education policy.
Assin South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Derrick Owusu Ambrose, reiterated government’s commitment to providing the infrastructure and logistical needs of educational institutions to enhance academic work.