Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano South West, Johnson Kweku Adu will next Tuesday present 1,000 exercise books with his picture imprinted to form 1 Junior High students in his constituency.
The items worth GHC 1,500 and secured with the MPs own funds are expected to equip the students in their academic work for the new term and beyond.
It forms part of his activity for the ‘’ My first day at school’’ which is held annually on the school re-open day of every academic year.
Speaking to Ghanamps.gov.gh, Hon. Johnson Kweku Adu stated that his move is to encourage more students in the area to attend school, as he has realized some students have resorted to truancy which is bound to affect their academic performance if not checked.
‘’ I’m donating the books to get these truant students back in school, because they will be shared among only those who turned up in school on the first day. If they realise that their absence from school prevented them from getting their share, they will try to make amends next time’’ he said.
Hon. expressed his commitment to ensure an improvement in the quality of education in the area, adding that he would do everything possible within his means to ensure the objective is achieved.