Regional Ministers on Friday paid a familiarization visit to the Wa School for the Deaf and Dumb and presented assorted food items to the school for the upkeep of the children.


The items, which included, two bags of rice, one gallon of oil, a sack of yams and a bull, cost GHC3,000.

Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, Upper West Regional Minister, who presented the items on behalf of his colleagues, said the gesture was to demonstrate that they care very much about the welfare of the students, which he described less privileged in society.

He said the Ministers decided to visit the school because ?it is our believed that our presence will inspire some of the students to learn hard and aspire to higher academic ladder and contribute their quota to national development?.

On the other hand, he said it would also offer the ministers the opportunity to have firsthand information about problems confronting the school with the view to working hard to find appropriate solutions to them.

Alhaji Sulemana said government would provide all the necessary assistance to the school, especially teaching and learning materials, as well as feeding grants to help in the proper education of the students to enhance their applicable integration in society.

Mr. Babina Samuel Babinuoh, Headmaster of the school, said the school was established in 1968 to cater for the educational needs of deaf and dumb children in the northern parts of Ghana.

He said the school has a student population of 264 children and it is expected to enroll 30 children this academic year.

The headmaster bemoaned the delay in the release of feeding grants to the school, making it difficult for the school authorities to provide food for the children.

Mr. Babinuoh said the school was faced with a lot of challenges including feeding problems and explained that heads of Special Schools? earlier on announced that by the end of August, if feeding grants were not released, they were not going to re-open their schools.

However, they have been assured that government was prepared to release the grants soon but as at now the heads were still waiting for government to do so.





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