The Member of Parliament for Yendi Constituency Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has presented 1000 pieces of sewn school uniforms, PPEs and assorted items to some selected schools within Yendi Municipality.
The PPEs include, hand sanitizers and nose mask. The assorted items were drinks and biscuits.
The beneficiary schools included SDA nursery, Presbyterian Primary School, Yendi Primary School, Sualihia Primary School, Balogu Primary School, Yendi Nursery, Abartey Nursery and Gbingbalga Primary School
The MP together with the Yendi Municipal Director of Education presented the items to the beneficiary schools on Monday. Addressing the staff and pupils of the Presbyterian Primary School in Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama, pointed out that empowering the youth through education is a priority for him.
He added that education plays a key role in successful lives hence his intervention to support the needy. The Yendi MP urged the pupils to focus on their studies to enable them better their lives, and assured the Yendi Education Directorate of his commitment to lifting up the image of the educational sector within the Municipality
“This little children are the future leaders of this country, and we have to support them to achieve their dreams. What I have for you is be obedient to teachers, and focus on your education to enable you become a better person in life. The late Alhaji Aliu Mahama was an ordinary person who came from a poor home but through education he was able to become a better person in the country,” he stated.
“As MP of this constituency, I want to assure the Yendi Education Director and his staff of my commitment to upgrading and uplifting the image of the educational sector within Yendi Municipality. I have had the privilege of talking to the incoming Education Minister, and I made him to understand that, I am not going to be gentle, I am to be very aggressive on him until what is due for the Yendi educational sector is done, and the teachers I will ensure they are motivated, I am also going to establish an -educational fund to support the needy students within this constituency,” he assured.
In the wake of the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, the son of the late vice president maintained that it was important that schools are resourced with these materials to protect the students.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu