MTN-Ghana, a leading telecommunication Network in the country as part of measures of promoting quality education, has celebrated this year’s World Literacy day with the pupils of Konkoma D /A Primary School in the Bosomtwe district of the Ashanti region.
The Pupils of school numbering over 100 were inspired on Friday,10th September,2021 by the Officials and staff of MTN joining them in a reading exercise.
One of the groups
Mr.Charles Osei Akoto presenting the science kits to Mrs.Joan Osafo Yeboah,Headmistress of the school
Mr.Simon Amo inspiring the pupils in one of the groups
The officials and staff of MTN apart from donating hundreds of reading books to the pupils also presented Science set materials to the school authorities to facilitate practical learning of Science. The pupils who were arranged in groups for the purpose of the celebration were taught by MTN staff to inspire them for reading and right punctuation of words.
The exercise which was done in an opened space was also observed by nananom and community members .
Mr.Charles Osei Akoto,Head of Technical Services,Northern Business District of MTN stated that, education is the bedrock of every developed society hence MTN takes the celebration of World Literacy Day serious .He said to help build the pupils of the school among others to be useful citizens to their communities and the country in general, MTN decided to select Konkoma D/A primary school to inspire their pupils in reading.
Mr.Akoto therefore encouraged nananom, parents and guardians to continue to invest in their awards education .He charged the pupils of the school to take interest in reading books they may come across since regularly or constant reading improves vocabulary and tenses.
In an interview with the media,the headmistress of Konkoma D/A primary schools ,Mrs. Joan Yeboah couldn’t hide her joy of the gesture by MTN-Ghana.She therefore heaps praises on MTN officials and staff for selecting the school and supporting them .
The headmistress admitted that reading exercise would go a long way to rekindle passion in the pupils .Mrs.Yeboah thanked MTN for donating books and basic science practical materials.
The headmistress seized opportunity to renew her appeal to MTN to come to their aid in renovating the Konkoma DA primary school which has become a death-trap.
According to her, due to the dilapidated nature of the school block, classes 1 to 6 are currently using an uncompleted building in the community for their studies.
She also appealed to the district assembly to urgently come to their aid to ensure smooth teaching and learning.