Kyenku-Larbi (E/R) Mar. 8 – Regent University last Friday commissioned a renovated three-unit classroom block for the Kyenku Larbi D/A Junior High School, located in Adimadim, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The block which consists of three classrooms, a Teacher’s office, as well as an ICT laboratory equipped with computers, was remolded and furnished by the University, in partnership with the President and Founder, Prof. Larbi, as part of the Regent Ghana Educational Initiative. (The Regent Ghana Educational Initiative is a rural empowerment initiative established by Regent University College with the aim of providing modern, high quality educational facilities in a rural setting comparable with any good school anywhere in the country)
Commissioning the facility, Prof. Larbi, urged the audience to endeavour to initiate interventions that seek to solve societal problems wherever they found themselves. He went on to emphasize the important role of leadership in nation building.
He also expressed appreciation to the Chief and people of Kyenku-Larbi, students and staff volunteers from Regent University, as well as other stakeholders for their active involvement in the remolding and other works at Kyenku-Larbi D/A Junior High School. He paid glowing tribute to Mr. Michael Ansere, having been the longest serving Regent-sponsored teacher at the school.
The Headmaster of the School, Mr. Anakwa, in his remarks commended Regent University, and its President and Founder, for the much-needed facility. On behalf of his school, he expressed gratitude for the well-furnished computer laboratory, set up by the Information Technology Department of the University, which he said would significantly aid in the teaching of ICT at the school.
He also appealed to parents and guardians to provide their wards with the requisite support to enable them achieve their educational ambitions. “Child education is shared responsibility”, he stressed.
Also in attendance at the function was the Chief of Kyenku-Larbi, Nana Baffour Kyenku. The chief in his address was full of praise for members of the Regent community who worked tirelessly and selflessly towards improving the educational facilities at Kyenku Larbi D/A JHS. He also commended the inhabitants of Kyenku Larbi, for responding to the call of duty during the construction phase of the JHS block. The chief took the opportunity to appeal to the general public for support in addressing some of the other infrastructural and sanitary challenges within the community.
Other dignitaries who were present at the occasion were the District Director of Education, Mrs. Asabea Okanta, the District Chief Executive of the Ayensuano district, Hon. Ofori Darko, and Mr. Akuffo who represented the Member of Parliament for the Ayensuano Constituency, Mr. Samuel Ayeh Paye.
newly-commissioned classroom block ICT Laboratory
A set of Regent-branded stationery was presented to the students of Kyenku Larbi D/A JHS, by executives of the Regent Ghana Students’ Parliament.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Regent student body, the Speaker of the Regent Ghana Students’ Parliament, Rt. Hon. Nadia Darko, charged the students of the school to study hard and to set their sights on gaining admission into Regent-Ghana.
A short ceremony, led by Rev. Ofori Akuffo, the University Chaplain was held to officially hand over the facility to the school.
Staff of the university consisting of Senior Management officials, support staff, and administrative staff were well-represented at the function.
It is hoped that this laudable joint effort championed by the President and Founder of Regent-Ghana, the staff and students of the university, would help in enhancing the quality of education at the rural-based school.