September 2, 2014

Asantehene commissions Amoaman School

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene has inaugurated a GHC 1 million ultra- modern school complex at Amoaman in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in Ashanti region.

The Amoaman school project, an initiative of Nana Agyenim-Boateng, Amoamanhene who was enstooled only a year ago, would host the Amoaman District Assembly nursery, kindergarten, basic and junior high schools.

Facilities in the school include an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, science laboratory, a library, headmaster’s office, staff common room, conference room, a sickbay, a canteen and places for convenience.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu stressed the importance of education to national development and said it was incumbent on all to support government to develop the sector.

The Asantehene disclosed that he had procured 10 vans fitted with computers and stocked with books and other educational materials for the beginning of a multi-million cedi mobile library project to support thousands of school children who had been deprived access to library facilities.

The vans for the mobile library project each costing GHC 70,000, would move to the communities periodically and stay there for a period, for school children to access them, he added.

Dubbed “the Otumfuo Mobile Library Programme”, it is initially to serve basic schools in mostly rural communities in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo and parts of Volta Regions and would operate under the Otumfuo Charity Foundation.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu commended the Amoamanhene for his exemplary initiatives, saying “to put up this magnificent facility in just a period of one year to your ascension to the stool is worth emulating, and urged the Amoaman community to support the school to turn out quality products”.

The Asantehene disclosed that the second Otumfuo Educational Teachers Awards would be held on 24th April, 2012 at the Manhyia Palace to reward teachers in various parts of the country who excelled in their various jobs last year.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Mensah disclosed that the government had replaced 150 schools under trees. He said the government appreciated the contributions from individuals and organisations towards the development of education. He presented 20 rlg computers to the school.

For his part, Nana Agyenim Boateng said on his enstoolment he realized that the old facilities used by the Amoaman D/A schools were in bad shape and, therefore, decided to seek assistance from corporate institutions to add to his personal resources for the new project.

He expressed the view that education was the best way of promoting the development of Amoaman.

The Deputy Director- General of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Charles Ahetor Tsegah, who chaired the function, said Otumfuo’s educational policy had brought a lot of good to many communities in the country.

MANHYIA PALACE