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June 11, 20210

GES DG Leads His Staff In Tree Planting Exercise

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa led Directors of Education, staff and students, to plant over 100 fruity seedlings at the campus of Accra Girls’ SHS.

This was to commemorate the Green Ghana Campaign launched in May 2021 by the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo as an initiative targeted at bringing back the greenery environment in Ghana.

In his short  address to the gathering, Director-General charged staff and students across the country to nurture the seedlings that have been planted to ensure that they will grow into useful greeny trees. He also urged staff and students to be ambassadors of ‘clean, healthy environment’.

In her welcome remarks, Mrs Gifty Andoh, the Headmistress of Accra Girls SHS, assured the DG and his entourage that a plan has been put in place to take good care of of the plants.

The Director-General and the Headmistress were full of praise to representatives of the Accra Girls Old Students Association for participating fully in the programme.

June 6, 20210

Sod Cut For The Constructions Of The First 18 Schools Under Trees  Performed

The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Alhaji Saani Alhassan Shaibu has cut the sod for the construction of 18 KG schools under trees across the 16 regions of Ghana.
The project is under the auspices of VALCO Trust Fund in collaboration with the Ministries of Energy and Education and the Ghana Education Service.

The ceremonial sod cut to represent the 18 constructions was held at Kambonsiya Community within the Karaga District in the Northern Region.
Other high profile personalities present at the event were;
1. Hon Adam Mohammed Amin, MP, Karaga Constituency and a deputy Minister of Energy designate
2. Chief Director, Ministry of Energy, Mr. Lawrence Apaalse
3. Acting Board Chairman, VALCO Trust Fund, Mr Kwasi Osei Agyapong
4. Executive Director, VALCO Trust Fund, Mr. Kelvin Kwaku Yeboah
5. Representative of the Education Minister and the Director General of Ghana Education Service, he is the Northern Regional Director of Education and the Acting Education Director for North East Region, Dr. Peter Attafuah
6. The Acting District Chief Executive for Karaga, Hon Yabdow Alhasan and the Chief of Kambonsiya, Lana Mahamadu Gundaanaa who spoke through a Community Sub Chief Jankpehi Lana Abukari Dokurugu

The project is scheduled for completion within three months.


June 4, 20210

VALCO Trust Fund Launches Project To Remove Schools Under Trees

The VALCO Trust Fund has launched an ambitious project to remove schools living under trees in the country.

The Fund, with a projected budget of Ghc3.5 billion, seeks to construct, within a period of five years, some 5,403 schools which currently operate under trees and which are in dilapidated or makeshift structures.

Executive Director of VALCO Trust Fund Kelvin Yeboah, in a press conference in Accra, announced that the Fund will, by June 4, this year, cut the sod for the start of the project at Karaga in Northern Region, and which will witness the initial construction of some eighteen schools.

According to Mr. Kelvin Yeboah, the initial eighteen structures, which are scheduled to be completed in three years, have been selected from all the regions and it is estimated to cost a whopping Ghc6 million.

Mr. Yeboah has also disclosed that the structures will include classroom blocks for KGs, primary and junior high schools with ancillary facilities like head-teacher’s offices, staff common rooms, toilet facilities, libraries, ICT laboratories and boreholes and pieces of furniture to be supplied.

He revealed that the Ministry of Energy has pledged to extend electricity to the schools in order to boost the delivery of education services.

Director-General of Ghana Education Service Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has expressed his gratitude to the Fund for the gesture and pledged the Service’s support to the project.

Meanwhile, a website, www.schoolsundertrees.com, has been launched for easy access to the schools via digital addresses, when the project is completed.

Public Relations Unit, GES

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