On Monday, 23rd January, 2023, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Alhaji Abdulai Adams on behalf of the Pru East District Assembly handed over a newly constructed 3-Unit Classroom Block with urinal to Jaklai Community D/A Primary School. The project which was funded from the Community’s landing beach account was one of the fastest projects completed in within one year.
At a handing over ceremony held at the school’s premises at Jaklai, Yeji, Hon. Wisdom Zor, a former Presiding Member and a founding member of the school, gave a brief history about the establishment of the school. He disclosed that the school was established in 1984 by residents of Jaklai No. 1, 2 and 3. He further indicated that after its establishment, funds from the community’s landing beach account, in addition to support received from herdsmen from Ada and other communities were used to commence the construction of a 3-unit Classroom block.
He added that an appeal was later made to the Member of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Kwabena Donkor to support the completion of the project. Hon. Zor indicated that after several years of completing the 3-unit classroom block, it was prudent that an additional block is constructed to supplement the already existing one. It is in this direction that an appeal was made to the Assembly for the construction of additional classroom blocks for the school, Hon. Zor added.
Addressing residents and elders of Jaklai, the Hon. DCE revealed that he was happy the project, which started as a 3-Unit Pavilion was later reviewed and changed to a 3-Unit classroom block. He added that the project was among the few awarded and completed in a year. He therefore commended the contractor, PRINSAP for a job well done.
He also applauded the Assembly member for the area, Hon. Awudi Godwin and all stakeholders for their resilience and commitment towards the completion of the project. The Hon. DCE also charged teachers and pupils to put the infrastructure to good use and as well maintain it. He further urged residents of the area to be politically liberal and always vote based on development.
In his final comments, the DCE reiterated his commitment to prioritize and tailor development to meet the needs of the people of the district.
The Deputy Director F&A, Mr. Baabotin Terah Musah who represented the District Director of education applauded the DCE and for that matter, the Assembly for the project. He thanked them again for their continuous support to ensure that the quality of education was improved within the district.
Receiving the keys to the newly constructed classroom block, Mr. Musah urged teachers, pupils and residents to take adequate care of the classroom block and ensure that the school was properly maintained. In addition, he encouraged pupils to attend school regularly.
Speaking at the event, the Assembly member for the area, Hon. Awudi Godwin appealed to the DCE to help the school refurbish its old structure and also construct an additional classroom block for the Junior High School. He also appealed for extra streetlight bulbs for the school’s premises and the community as a whole. He said, this would help reduce social vices at the school’s premises and the community.
Responding to the appeal made by the Assembly member, the DCE requested him to pick up 10 streetlight bulbs from the Assembly for further distribution and installation within the community.
At the end of the day, teachers, pupils and residents of Jaklai were pleased to receive the project. They expressed gratitude for the gesture and were delighted that the School which was formerly a 3-Unit classroom block had now become a 6-Unit classroom block.
In attendance at the event were dignitaries made up of elders and residents of Jaklai, representatives of both the Pru East District Assembly and Ghana Education Service Directorate. Also present were the media, teachers and pupils of Jaklai Community D/A Primary School.