9 Bedrooms Bungalow Gifted
While some teachers walk distances from the Akosombo township to deliver lessons in the Tseredom community basic school, the few who live in the community share and sleep in the school’s Library and administration office for survival.
But the challenge is resolved, when a Krobo and Evangelist Ms. Mercy Tettey benevolently funded the building of a new nine chamber and hall bedroom to be shared among the teachers of the school.
This marked the second kind guesture she has shown, after drilling a mechanized bore hole for the school in 2021.
The chiefs and people of Tsredom were in a state of joy on Friday afternoon when a 55 inches Television set was donated in addition to the bungalow to enable pupils watch the gospel of early life of Jesus Christ during their usual Wednesday routine worship.
Ms. Mercy Tettey acting on the conviction of Isaiah chapter 6 verse 8 said, then I heard the Lord asking, “whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
Serving as example for other well to do individuals and organizations, the Australian based Philanthropist, Mercy Tettey called on similar minded people to adopt needy individuals to support their welfare needs, including education and health.
The head teacher of the school, Mr. David Kofi Teye addressing the gathering noted that the school is currently having 5 teachers including a female staff.
According to the Ghana Education Service, single stream basic school with Junior High attached must have a minimum of 14 teachers including the Headteacher.
The Tsredom MA basic school recorded consistent 100 per cent academic performance since 2016, setting a record best public basic school in the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) with aggregate 13, until teacher exodus hit the school in 2020.
Despite low teacher availability, the school has 10 computers, mechanized bore hole, Generator plant, Solar panel for electricity and modern classroom infrastructure.
The Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey hinted that his outfit is currently working to redirect some teachers in some over staffed schools in the urban part of the municipality to the deprived schools in the rural areas.
He assured that Tsredom MA school will get it share among the first consignment of teachers to be redirected.
“However, consideration will be given to the school in the distribution of new teacher trainees who will soon be posted by the Ghana Education Service,” Mr. S.K. Tettey added.
On his part, the Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Mr. Simon Kweku Tetteh tasked the Education Director to draft rural teacher motivation plan on the funding of the Assembly to lure teachers accept posting into the school.
Mr. Simon Tetteh announced he was going to gift each of the 110 pupils with a school uniform, asking the headmaster to pick them from the office of the municipal education director, Monday, 13 February 2023.
Reacting to how helpful the media reportage on the community facilitated the progress of the community, Dadematse Atter, chief for Tsredom appreciate the media expose of a yaws outbreak story four years ago, among pupils of his community school, leading to offers from both individual and organizations.
The regional School Health Education Program (SHEP) coordinator for the Eastern Region who played key role in the well being of the school, Mr. Godfred Caesar asked the community as well as the teachers to take good care of the facility in order to keep it for future generations.
Speaking about gender concerns, the Development Queen mother of Manya Krobo Traditional Area, Manye Angmorkie Yoko proposed that emale teachers should be posted into the school to help develop the girl child.
She also hinted that plans are underway to organize skill training for female teachers in the school to enable them train the girl child in the rural community to acquire some self help employable skills.
It will be recalled that the Ghanaian Times newspaper four years ago, reported that about 50 per cent of both young and old living in the Tsredom community were infectious of Yaws, known in the local Krobo dialect as “djato”.
Proving medical and scientific reports indicated that the outbreak was as a result of poor drinking water by the community.
At the back of these reportage, individuals and organizations including Ms. Mercy Tettey and Growth Aid had gone to the assistance of the community, drilling numerous bore holes for the school and the entire community.
Others donated 5000 Rambo poly tank for water storage in the school, physical cash for 50 households and teaching learning resources among others.
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