November 5, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira West, Ben Kofi Ayeh has begun his version of the controversial free SHS system as a pilot project in his constituency.

He has built two new schools in Ayamfuri with resources from his share of the MPs Common Fund, HIPC Funds, and GETfund to enroll the about 70% of students of secondary school going age in his constituency who are willing to go to school but are out due to financial constraints.

The MP said his motivation for putting up the schools stemmed from the fact that the educational standard in his constituency had dipped and affected the development of the area, and there was the need to find alternative ways of improving the standards.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem programme on Friday, Hon. Kofi Ayeh stated that currently about 300 students have registered and are expected to start school on Monday 5th November 2012, a development which is very encouraging.

He noted that more schools would be built in other parts of the constituency to absorb the remaining students in the area who may not have the opportunity of being part of the current programme.

Hon. Kofi Ayeh who sounded very confident of retaining his seat in the upcoming December election hoever stated that in the unlikely event that he does loses, the new MP for the area should not abandon the programme as it is a good idea and would eventually inure to the benefit of the entire constituency.

Kwadwo Anim/