Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) donates 50 Dual Desks to Rural school

The Ghana Armed Forces Command (GAFCSC) in fulfilment of a promise made to the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region has donated 50 dual desks to the Meter District Assembly Basic School, near Asutsuare.

The (GAFCSC) over a decade ago promised the Shai-Osudoku District to help them with a social intervention consequently the presentation of the 50 dual desks the Commandant of the military college – Rear Admiral (R/Adm) Moses Beick-Baffour.

The timely intervention which served a great relief of the distressed 36-year old school was presented on Monday, June 29, the same school reopened since it’s closure on March 16 amid the outbreak of the global pandemic.

President Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address on Monday 15 directed for the closure of all schools throughout the country as part of safety measures to curb the novel coronavirus now a pandemic.

With adequate measures being put in place, His Excellency Akufo-Addo announced for schools to be reopened to solely final year students in the country to enable them to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and prepare to sit for their final examination.

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The former commandant of the military college and now Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) – R/Adm Seth Amoama promised the management of the school the desks during one of GAFCSC Senior Division’s Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT), at the Asutsuare general area, where every course goes to the area to practice, and when schools are not in session, the college students lodge at the school.

R/Adm Beick-Baffour upon assumption of office solicited for wood from the Ghana Forestry Authority to (GAFCSC) to fulfill its pledge to the distressed rural school, as the Ghana Maritime Authority, provided payment for the carpentry labor.

The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Rose Braimah receiving the desks said the issue with desks had been a problem for the school and considering that schools had been ordered to observe social distancing in the classrooms, which meant that more desks were needed for the school’s 22 Junior High School (JHS) Form 3 pupils.

The school features some 250 pupils (75 for JHS) from surrounding settlements namely; Ningokope, Teikwame, Fevlokope, Muerter (Old-Waterworks), and the Fulani communities and they have an ICT Lab, which has 2 laptops for teaching.

Story by: / Kofi Ampeah-Woode, Muerter