Rotarian Dr Kennedy Frimpong supports alma mater with learning and teaching materials

Rotarian Dr Kennedy Frimpong
Rotarian Dr Kennedy Frimpong

Rotarian Dr Kennedy Frimpong, a member of the Kumase East Rotary Club has presented educational materials to the Yamfo Methodist ‘A’ and ‘B’ cluster and the Ahyiayem M/A Basic Schools in the Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region.

They comprise five computers and accessories, quantities mathematics and ICT text books, reading books as well as 185 mathematical sets to be distributed among the form three students of the beneficiary schools preparing to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Rotarian Dr Frimpong, also the Chief Executive Officer of the F. Kennedy Group of Companies, dealers in electronics and other consumables, told Journalists he was a student at the Ahyiayem M/A and later completed his formal education at the Methodist school in 1992.

He said the items were his widow mites to support his alma mater, motivate and inspire the students to learn hard and further their education, irrespective of their locations, so that they could grow and occupy responsible positions in society.

Rotarian Dr Frimpong indicated that ICT and mathematics ‘rule’ the world, and asked the teachers to inspire the students to pick careers in ICT and engineering to obtain lucrative jobs in future.

He said the teachers could stimulate the school children to develop interest in ICT and Maths if they apply modern methods of teaching and guide them to use the computers for useful activities.

Mr Joel Afrifa, the Headmaster of the Yamfo Methodist ‘B’ expressed appreciation for the gesture, and enumerated a number of challenges including inadequate textbooks, desks and furniture as well as poor ventilation, which ought to be tackled for effective academic work.

He said commended the teachers of the school for their commitment and hard work, saying through the support of the teachers, the school had been able to procure modern printer and projector at the cost of GHC13,000.

Mr Afrifa said the Methodist ‘A’ and ‘B’ had 1,200 school children, saying the teaching and learning of ICT were challenging because all five computers of the school had been broken down.

He appealed for more computers to advance the practical teaching and learning of the ICT, and also motivate the students and pupils to develop interest in ICT.

At the Ahyiayem M/A school, Mr David Nsiah-Sarfo, the head teacher said the school had 597 pupils and students, and appealed for new classroom blocks, teacher’s quarters, desks and furniture as well as washrooms and toilets.

He also thanked the donor for the gesture and appealed for computers, and appealed for potable drinking water and computers as well.

Responding to the appeal, Rotarian Dr Frimpong promised to provide five computers for the school in the next academic year.

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