The Sunyani Municipal Assembly on Wednesday, presented 500 mono desks to the Municipal Directorate for onward distribution to facilitate effective teaching and learning in some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Municipality.
They schools are Sunyani SHS, St. James Seminary SHS, Methodist Vocational and Technical SHS and Twene Amanfo Technical and SHS.
Mrs Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, said with the implementation of the free SHS programme, there was the need for the Assembly to provide the furniture to create room for more students to be admitted.
She said it was the priority of the Assembly to ensure that certain bottlenecks that impede the government’s free SHS programmes were removed for more students to benefit from the programme.
Mrs Owusu-Banahene tasked authorities at the beneficiary schools to take good care of the chairs, assuring that the assembly would supply more as and when necessary.
Mrs Theresah Kyere-Boakye, the Sunyani Municipal Director of Education, expressed appreciation to the Assembly, saying the free SHS programme had increased enrolment but many of the schools in the Municipality lacked chairs.
She appealed to the city authorities, corporate bodies and philanthropic individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the schools for effective academic work.
Mr Michael Nsiah-Adjapong, Headmaster of Sunyani SHS, on behalf of the schools also thanked the Assembly for the support and commended government for improving on the physical infrastructure in the schools, which had addressed the problem of congestion.
Mr Nsiah-Adjapong, who is also the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, observed that, the problem of physical infrastructure in most of the SHSs in the regions were virtually solved and praised the government on that score.