The Mayor of Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) Mrs Priscila Arhin Korankye has urged parents to take the education of their children seriously since that was the only meaningful legacy they could bequeath to them.
She underscored the importance of education in the socio-economic development of the country and stressed that the government was commitment at making sure that all communities were provided with the needed educational facilities.
Mrs Korankye said this when she inaugurated a GHC 900,000.00 new Presby basic school block at Cape Coast on Wednesday.
The School block which comprised of three classrooms, head teacher?s office, staff common room and toilet facilities was solely funded by the CCMA to accommodate the students of the Presby JSH with a student population of 156.
She said the initiative was in response to the President?s call on the various District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies to at least build a school and CHIPS compound in their areas and that this was the first of such projects to be executed in the Metropolis.
This, she noted, would go a long way to ease the congestion in many of the schools in the Metropolis and hinted that plans were far advanced to rehabilitate schools such as the Nyinasin, Amanful, Methodist B and Zion basic schools.
The MCE said the Assembly would also give the Adisadel and Ewim Polyclinics facelifts, adding that an operation theatre would soon be constructed at the Ewim polyclinic to ease the pressure on the Metro and Regional Hospitals.
She urged the school management to take care of the school by ensuring regular maintenance of the facility.
Mrs Regina Adofo Korsah, Head teacher of the school, who received the keys to the facility, expressed her gratitude to the Assembly for coming to their aid at the time the Presbyterian Church had ejected them from the church premises.
She appealed to the Assembly to help provide water and electricity to the school and that many more classrooms should be built to accommodate the lower primary pupils, since they were currently occupying the teacher?s resource centre, which she said, was not conducive for academic work.
Mrs Korsah gave the assurance that everything would be done to maintain the school and urged parents to continue to give the school the needed support.