April 19, 2012

Mr Stephen Yakubu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Binduri near Bawku in the Upper East Region has donated 495 mathematical sets to 759 local Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates as well as 52 footballs and kit to 18 local schools.

Donating the items, Mr. Yakubu noted that education was a priority on his development agenda and that he has put in stringent measures to promote quality education in the area.

He would secure more funds to sponsor students in the area for further studies as well as construct educational infrastructure in communities that did not have such facilities.

Mr. Yakubu mentioned that the constituency had established the brilliant but needy child educational fund and said it would assist children who have qualifies for further studies but could not afford to pay admission and other fees.

The MP disclosed that he was collaborating with the college of education to post teacher trainees to the area to assist in the delivery of quality education to communities in the constituency.

He noted that education was the bed rock for national development and that there was the need to invest in it for the development of the area.

Mr Yakubu urged parents to see education as a tool that could change their lives and the community for the better and devote much time for the supervision and monitoring of their wards education because they were the future of the community.

The MP called on development partners and Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) of the various schools to contribute their quota towards achieving better educational standards for the area.

Mr Leonidas Dakura, Bawku Municipal Director of Education, in-charge of monitoring and supervision, called on the beneficiaries to take proper care of the items and use them for their intended purposes

He commended the MP for his interest in the development of the children and called on all to emulate the gesture since education was a tool for development.