June 16, 2011

The Resident Minister for the Awukugua Methodist Church, Revered Emmanuel Osei-Bonsu, has commended Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe, Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere, for promoting education in the area.

The clergyman made the commendation when the MP presented a cheque of GHC 5000.00 to the Church towards completion of a six-unit classroom block for the Awukugua Methodist Primary School.

The project if complete would assist in abolishing the shift system currently being practices by the Dawu-Awukugua United Primary School.

However, work on the building has come to a halt because of lack of funds as the local congregation of the Church was the sole financier and the MP is supporting the project to ensure its early completion so that school children could occupy it next academic.

Making the presentation, Mr Botwe said it was unfortunate that Akuapem area, which was the beckon of education in Ghana, was now experiencing poor performance in Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and West African Senior High School Certificate Examination.

Mr Botwe appealed to parents to invest in the education of their children and teachers to work harder to enable school children to pass their examinations.

The MP said he had allocated a chunk of his MP’s Common Fund and other resources for the development of education in the constituency.

Mr Botwe said the high rate of youth unemployment in the country is partly because some children fail the BECE examination and end their education at the basic level adding that some schools scored zero per cent in the BECE.

Others are not able to enter Senior High School due to financial difficulties on the part of their parents.

The MP commended the Methodist Church for its contribution to the development of education and agriculture.