MTN, the telecommunication big in Ghana, has handed over a 24-unit classroom block, to the Police Academic System on the Police Depot – Tesano.
In a handing over and commissioning ceremony held on Friday, tenth December 2021 on the Police Depot Faculty, MTN by means of its Basis handed over an ultra-modern faculty complicated consisting of a 24-unit classroom block, an ICT Lab, a employees widespread room, a head trainer’s workplace and different workplace areas, in addition to washroom amenities to the Police Academic System.
Talking on the commissioning, the Chief Govt Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Selorm Adadevoh, remarked that, previous to his firm’s funding within the faculty complicated, the Police Depot Faculty was a dilapidated construction that was void of an ICT Lab and Library house. Additionally, pupils needed to handle to be taught in a crowded classroom atmosphere.
After the MTN Ghana Basis obtained a request by the Police Depot Faculty to renovate their faculty block, they responded urgently to the request, resulting in the development of the ultra-modern infrastructure.
Mr. Adadevoh talked about that the type gesture from MTN was in fulfilment to its company social accountability to the neighborhood wherein it operates, and in addition to its prospects and companions. He inspired the pupils to be taught significantly, benefiting from the fashionable infrastructure, as training is an enabler to many prospects.
“MTN Ghana believes that training is an enabler to many prospects, subsequently throughout this COVID-19 interval, we prioritized help for academic establishments and supplied free entry to over 200 academic web sites within the nation. We’re conscious that the youth accounts for over 60% of our inhabitants, and it is because of this that we’ve shifted our key strategic focus of our company social investments, in the direction of youth empowerment.”
COP George Alex Mensah, Director-Basic accountable for Technical Providers talking on behalf of the IGP George Akuffo Dampare stated that the brand new construction is a superb achievement to them and has come at a time they want it most. In-built 1945, the Police Depot Cluster of Faculties has not seen main enhancements, and may solely boast of 13 colleges throughout 5 areas within the nation, with no Senior Excessive Faculty; although the college has contributed its quota in coaching famend personalities throughout completely different sectors in Ghana.
He additionally talked about that as a result of intensified work of the Fashioned Police Unit (FPU), there was an pressing must relocate the pupils to a distinct compound.
“Two of the buildings which had been constructed with bricks had developed cracks and was inflicting critical hazard to the pupils and employees on the faculty. There was subsequently the necessity to assemble a brand new construction to accommodate the pupils and employees. Furthermore, there was the necessity to relocate the kids from the compound of our FPU, and this wanted pressing consideration. In Pursuant to this, MTN Ghana Basis as a part of their CSR agreed to assemble a 24-unit classroom block for the Ghana Police Service.”
Expressing his appreciation on behalf of the Ghana Police Service to the administration of the MTN Ghana Basis, he stated that the type gesture was worthy of emulation. In conclusion, he reassured MTN that the Police Academic System would preserve the newly constructed classroom block in good condition.
Delivering the keynote tackle, the Minister for Communications and Digitalization – Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful expressed the federal government’s appreciation to the MTN Ghana Basis for his or her unmatched investments in numerous initiatives. She stated that the ultra-modern faculty complicated to her was not a brick and mortar constructing, however seats of significant investments in Ghana’s future.
She additionally talked about that the college complicated would serve the academic wants of youngsters from Tesano, Adama, Alajo, Accra Newtown, Avenor, Abeka and different communities inside the catchment areas of the Police station.
Once more, she highlighted that the MTN Ghana Basis has efficiently launched into eighty-seven academic initiatives throughout the nation and that this funding by the Basis additionally ties in with the academic goals of her authorities, in making training accessible to all.
“The purpose of this funding by the MTN Basis ties in fantastically with the academic goals of this authorities, which underneath the management of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has invested a lot, in increasing the academic infrastructure and entry to training. The flagship Free SHS program has made it attainable to take away prices to the obstacles in accessing training and relieves the burden on numerous dad and mom and guardians, particularly single moms. ”
She counseled the MTN Ghana Basis for fixing the urgent infrastructure drawback on the Police Depot Cluster of Faculties, additionally for partnering with the Nationwide Communications Authority on its Ladies in ICT challenge.
She admonished the scholars to take their ICT research significantly as a result of that can present the important thing to unlocking their potentials.
The 24-unit classroom block and different workplaces handed over to the Police Academic System, is the fourth largest when it comes to investments, by the MTN Ghana Basis. It was constructed at a value of Gh¢ 3.4 million in an 18-month period and may take as much as 2,500 pupils.
Different dignitaries current on the commissioning had been Deputy Training Minister – Hon. John Ntim Fordjour, the South African Excessive Commissioner – H.E. Grace Janet Mason, the Nationwide Communications Authority Board Chair – Mr. Isaac Emil Bonsu, the Director-Basic of the Nationwide Communications Authority – Mr. Joe Anokye, the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei South Constituency – Hon. Darkoa Newman, the Municipal Director for Training – Cynthia Obuni, officers from MTN Ghana, the Ghana Police Service and the Police Coaching Faculty.
There have been dances performances by the Police Depot Main Faculty and musical interludes by the Police Tutorial Band.
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