GETFund purchases GHC14 million beds for schools

bedThe Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has procured GH₵ 14,882,531 beds, mattresses, tables, desk and tables for Senior High Schools in the Northern Region.

The consignments were made up of 10,000 metal bunk beds with mattresses, 5,000 metal dual desks, 5,000 metal mono desk, 5,000 metal tables and chairs and 500 teacher’s tables and chairs.

Alhaji Mohammed Limuna-Muniru, Regional Minister, who presented the items to the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Thursday in Tamale for onward distribution to the beneficiary schools, said it was part of efforts in providing quality education in the country.He said 2,000 metal bunk beds with mattresses, 3,500 metal tables and chairs and 5,000 dual desks at the cost of GH₵ 3,116,040 were supplied to schools last year saying: “We cannot provide infrastructure without comfortable place for students to sit for learning.”

Alhaji Limuna-Muniru said government will continue to provide the needed infrastructure such as classrooms, tables and chairs to make educational institutions comfortable for teaching and learning.

He indicated that government will also provide the needed infrastructure to meet the demands of students.

Alhaji Mohammed Haroon, Regional Director of Education said the provision of the items would go a long way to ensure the creation of a comfortable learning environment for students explaining that many students are without beds and mattresses before the arrival of the first consignment.

He said stocks are being taken from heads of schools and directors for efficient distribution of the items to the needed schools.

Alhaji Haroon stated that the directorate has received 1,500 sandals and would soon be distributing them to basic schools.

source: citifmonline.com