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Yendi assembly distributes books to students to mark Ghana’s 59th Independence Day


imageThe Yendi Municipal Assembly has started the distribution of four thousand eight hundred and fifty (4, 850) free exercise books it received from government to schools in the municipality. The free exercise books are part of government’s efforts in ensuring quality education in the country.

Municipal Chief Executive for Yendi, Alhaji Issah Zakaria who distributed the books to some schools at the 59th Independence Day anniversary in Yendi reiterated the NDC government’s commitment in improving the educational sector in Ghana.

He said government alone investing heavily in the sector is not enough to achieve its aim. He therefore called on students and the youth to take their studies seriously and desist from social vices like alcoholism, theft among others.

The chief executive and the divisional police commander took salute from pupils and students from all parts of the municipality.

Ahmadiyya JHS was adjudged the best school during the march pass and received a set of jersey and four cartons of club B orange drinks donated by a local NGO, Development and Unity Foundation (DUF). Yendi SHS won the secondary category and received a set of jersey and assorted drinks.

15 collapse at Independence-day Parade in Tamale

Meanwhile in Tamale, 15 people including school children, and two officers from the Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Red Cross Society collapsed during the 59th independence anniversary at the Tamale Jubilee Park.

It is not clear what caused the school kids and the two officers to collapse but an eyewitness attributed the incident to long periods of standing and the school children not eating before the event.

In recent times around the country, it has become common to see school children collapsing during Independence Day celebrations. Addressing the parade under the theme: “Investing in the youth of Ghana for transformation,” the northern regional minister, Mr.Abdallah Abubakar called on religious leaders, traditional leaders and parents to invest in education since it is the best investment one can make for his ward.

In his maiden speech after assuming office, Mr. Abubakar said every sector of education is receiving attention from government. He said the NDC government is constructing numerous educational facilities and supplying free textbooks, among others which are all remarkable achievements and essential factors in building a strong educational system. Mr. Abubakar added that government is ultimately investing in the youth and therefore entreated all and sundry to make education their priority.

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