Member of Parliament (MP) for North Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region, Ms Jocelyn Tetteh has donated educational materials worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to 36 basic schools in her constituency.
Among the educational materials she donated were: reading books, exercise books, pencils, erasers, wall charts and other logistics that will help improve teaching and learning in the schools.
The Ms MP made the donation at the various basic schools during her interaction with the pupils on their first day at school.
Some of the schools the North Dayi lawmaker visited included: Anfoega Wademaxe Roman Catholic Primary, Saint Peters and Paul Primary, Akukorme E.P primary, Aveme Beme RC primary school among many other schools.
In all over 3,000 pupils benefited from the donation. Teachers and management of crèche and primary one were also not left out of the benevolence of Ms Tetteh as they received other forms of motivation and mouthwatering incentives.
The North Dayi District Education Director, Madam Benedicta Akatse Abla, who received the items on behalf of the beneficiary schools, thanked the MP for her kind gesture.
Like Oliver Twist, Madam Akatse Abla appealed to the MP to assist the district with other educational projects that will help improve quality of education in the district.
Some of the pupils shared their joy and thanked the MP and promised to put the items into profitable use.
Speaking to Todaygh.com in a telephone interview after the donation, the North Dayi MP said she was touched by the enthusiasm at which both pupils and teachers received her.
“It was full of excitement meeting those wonderful children at their first day in school to see at first-hand how they feel being in school which is a different environment from what they are used to as well as to encourage and motivate them which I believe would go a long way to help them see the need to take education seriously” she explained.
According to her, she used the occasion to advise the teachers to see their profession as a calling to discharge their duties to its needed expectation.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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