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The Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), a Tamale-based non-governmental organisation offering social services to communities, has cut the sod for the construction of six classroom blocks for the Kukuo and Aboabo communities in Tamale.
NOGAID is executing the projects with funding from Muslim Aid, a British NGO, which is collaborating with NOGAID as a partner for reducing poverty in deprived communities.
The Monawara and Darul Islamic and Arabic primary schools in Kukuo and Aboabo are the beneficiaries of the 850 million-cedi projects that would also help to increase enrolment in those communities.
Cutting the sod at separate functions, Executive Chairman of NOGAID, Mr. Mustapha Sanah, said the aim of his outfit was to collaborate with development partners in the education sector to fight illiteracy and ignorance.
He said NOGAID was complementing the government’s efforts in providing educational structures for communities to improve education in the country and called on parents to enrol their children in schools.
Mr. Sanah said NOGAID was prepared to help solve the female porters (Kayayee) problem by embarking on vigorous education to withdraw them and to support them to better their lives.
He appealed to development-oriented organisations to resource the schools when construction is completed to ensure that the children studied under an environment conducive for learning.
The Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs. Alexandria Sopiimah, said enrolment would increase when the blocks were completed and appealed to parents particularly Muslims to enrol their girl-children in school.
Heads of the two beneficiary schools commended the NGO for the intervention to improve education in those areas and expressed the hope that the facility would enhance teaching and learning.