Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr Clement Abasinaab Apaak, put smiles on the faces of parents in his constituency when for the second time he organised vacation classes for junior high school (JHS) pupils.
The vacation classes—which were paid for by the Builsa South MP, commenced on August 2018, at seven (7) centres in the constituency.
The centres were initially Uwasi, Gbedema, Kanjarga, Chansa, Wiesi, Doninga, and Bachonsa
A new centre at the request of the Assembly member of the area, John Asuaga, was later created, making the total 8, to ease the burden of pupils travelling from Zamsa to Chansa to attend the classes.
In all 453 pupils benefitted from the MP’s kind gesture, which ended September 7, 2018.
Also, a total of 2,160 exercise books were distributed to the students who attended the classes.
In an interview with Today at the weekend, one of the Coordinators for the vacation classes, Adum A. Augustine lauded Dr. Appak for making education his top most priority in the constituency.
“Dr Apaak ‘s commitment to quality education and the total wellbeing of his constituents cannot be doubted, and that is why he has made it a policy to organise classes every for students in this area,” he said.
While claiming that the vacation classes were successful, he disclosed that Dr Apaak, before becoming an MP for the area, was providing support for the educational needs of both pupils and students in the constituency.
Earlier in an interview with Today, the Builsa South legislature noted that education was the bedrock of every nation, hence his decision to support education in his area.
According to him, with quality and accessible education for children in his constituency, they would be able to overcome poverty, and aspire to become what they want to be in future regardless of their religion, family financial status among others.
He was of the view that if children were given enough support in their education, they would even do better than “what we are doing.”
The above, he said, motivated him to personally use his own resources to encourage the instructors who taught the students during the vacation classes.
And apart from education, Today’s checks at the constituency also revealed that Dr Apaak was also much into quality healthcare service women empowerment.
“There are other interventions that Dr Apaak has initiated in the area of education which very soon will be unveiled,” a resident of the area who gave his name as Asampana told Today.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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