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Nov 14, 2011

School complex for Bornikope

Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, First Lady of Ghana, has initiated the building of an Eleven-Classroom block for Bornikope, a coastal community in the Dangbe East District of the Greater Accra Region.

She handed over the school complex, which has two classrooms for early childhood development, six classrooms for the primary school and three for the Junior High School (JHS), to the chiefs and people of the area.

Other facilities of the beautiful edifice are an assembly hall, a clinic, a computer laboratory, offices, a staff common rood and a water system, as well as a football park with a tracking field is to be constructed later.

Mrs. Mills handed over the facility at a durbar of the chiefs and people of Bornikope, to mark the official handing over ceremony stressed the need for a strong commitment by all citizens towards ensuring a strong educational system, noting that it is a requirement for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal 2, which seeks to attain universal education by 2015.

Nene Tsatsu Pediator, a spokesperson for the Paramount Chief of Ada, on his part said the First Lady has demonstrated exemplary leadership from the level of commitment, she has shown in seeing to the completion of the school.

He also called for sustainable measures to be put in place, to ensure that the facility became a model centre of learning in the district.

On behalf of the traditional council, Nene Pediator expressed gratitude to the First Lady and the Foundation for Child Education, Ghana for choosing the Bornikope community for the project.

The project, which was initiated by Mrs. Mills’ community based organization, Foundation for Child Education (FCE), forms part of her vision to bring quality education to children in deprived communities.

 Source: ISD