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Aug 5, 2011

USAID supports 9 Schools


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented education materials valued at $16,640 for distribution to pupils from nine selected schools in the Tano South District.

The project, which will span a period of three years is dubbed Transition and Persistence (TAP), is aimed at increasing enrolment and completion rate in Junior High Schools (JHS) in schools in the area and other areas in the Brong Ahafo, Central, Eastern and Greater Accra regions.

Ms. Mercy Kwafoa, an education specialist for the Transition and Persistence (TAP) project of the USAID, who made the presentation at Techimantia in the Brong Ahafo Region, re-emphasized the need for teachers, School Management Committee (SMCs), parents and all other stakeholder in the education sector to play their roles effectively to enhance education in the district.

She pointed out that since the beginning of the project in 2010, 156 mathematics and 156 teachers of English have received training in child friendly pedagogy, whilst construction and rehabilitation works has begun in 19 schools under the project.

The items included 50 bicycles, sports kits, 148 school bags, 1,480 exercise books, 148 mathematical sets, 18 sets of jerseys and 45 footballs, whilst 148 pupils also received two sets each of school uniforms under the TAP project.

The beneficiary schools are Bechem Girls Model, Dwomoh Methodist, Dwomo Community, Techimantia Presbyterian and Techimantia Samuel Out Junior High Schools.

The rest are the Akoboro Community, Derma Methodist, Derma Islamic and Ankaase Community Junior High Schools.

Source: ISD