Ghanaian Professionals boost education in Sierra Leone
March 7, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
As part of their activities on the commemoration of the 60th Independence anniversary of Ghana with the theme “Mobilising for Ghana’s Future”, the Ghana Professionals Association in Sierra Leone (GHAPSIL) has refurbished three-classrooms and an office space at the Wilberforce Municipal Junior Secondary School.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony of the facility at Wilberforce Village, President of Ghana Professionals Association in Sierra Leone, Mark Kwaku Mintah, said the project was meant to complement the Government’s post-Ebola effort in promoting quality education in the country.
He said GHAPSIL was optimistic that the move would go a long way in improving teaching and learning in the School.
He said since the establishment of the school in 2006, it has never undergone any renovation, thus noting that the project was timely as it has given the school the needed facelift and created conducive environment for serious academic work.
He said GHAPSIL was an Association of Ghanaian professionals working in Sierra Leone, with the aim of unifying them in the country and encouraging them to live up to social and civic responsibilities.
He noted that over the years, they have made donations and undertook similar projects in both Sierra Leone and Ghana.
He estimated that forty thousand United States Dollars was used for the project, and that more funds would be poured on the school, as there were plans to give scholarship to excellent pupils up to university level.
Also speaking was the Ghanaian Head of Chancery and Acting High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Ernest Amporful, who commended GHAPSIL for its generous contribution towards the socio-advancement of the country.
He observed that the Commissioning of the project was appropriate as it was in line with the theme of the Ghana Independence celebration.
He said GHAPSIL embarking on such project would enhance the already cordial relations between the two countries, thus urging the school authorities to ensure regular maintenance of the renovated facilities.
Principal of the Wilberforce Municipal Junior Secondary School, Sylvanus A. Fengai, expressed gratitude to GHAPSIL and noted that their intervention was timely as much attention has not been paid to the school.