January 21, 2020

Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has donated books to eight deprived schools in his constituency to help improve literacy.

According to the lawmaker he is doing this because of the passion he has in reading books which he has done for the past one year.

He further added that this has achieved good results for his constituency as students have improved in their Basic Certificate Examination (BECE), “the whole of Eastern Region, Nsawam Adoagyiri was first, it is the first time in the region”.

In a telephone interview, he pointed out that the municipality came third in the whole country and noted that reports from expects in the country indicates that literacy level nationwide is a bit low and this is his small way of motivating the students to take reading seriously.

“I did this in partnership with a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and a British partnership, we are hoping to touch base with many schools, as I noticed in terms of results a number of deprived schools are left out and keep lagging behind”.

Some of the schools who benefited from the books donations are Bowkrom, Nsawam Presby and SDA schools with eight schools so far benefiting from the MPs literacy crusade.

As to what is being done to ensure that the books are taken good care of, he noted that  the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) is being involved as parents are also encouraged to play an oversight, role with the involvement of teaching staffs.

Also the MP is building a library to encourage students to read.

“We would support those who excel at the same time we are building reading clubs at the various schools”, he pointed out.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com