Category: Education

SERVICES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WINS SMART GOVERNORS CONSTITUTION QUIZ COMPETITION FINALS

The Services Junior High School from the Burma Camp was adjudge the winner for the District Quiz competition organised by NCCE, held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the Tenashie Junior High School, La.

The winner for the competition was presented with a Plaque, four copies of the constitution, and certificates and books to contestants and their patrons. The first and the second runner-up were also received a plaque, four copies of the constitution, and certificates to contestant’s patrons and books.

Participating schools were the 5BN, Services Junior High School, La St Paul’s Junior High School, La Wireless Junior High School, Osu Home Junior High School, and Association Community Model School.

Mr Emmanuel Mettle, the director for National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) said that the NCCE is embarking on National Quiz Competition dubbed ‘Smart Governors Constitution Quiz Competition’ which seeks to project and promote the significance of the 1992 Republican Constitution to the youth and inculcate in them the brainpower of civic duty for national development. He mentioned that the annual event also pursues to lure active citizenship from the Basic school pupils to enable them to play a part in the promoting and supporting Ghana’s democracy

According to Mr Emmanuel Mettle, the Ghanaian students has been acknowledged as a most important foundation of human capital and are key agents for socio-culture, economic and political development in our present dispensation. Moreover, he mentioned that it is important to nurture and harness the intellectual abilities of the students by inculcating into them the constitution for Ghana and national development.

The intents of the quiz competition was to create awareness of the Ghana Constitution,LaDMA Bye-Laws and to test civic knowledge of the students.Mr Emmanuel thanked the MCE and the assembly for their support for the program.

SELECTED BASIC SCHOOLS IN LaDMA EDUCATED ON PLASTIC WASTE SEGREGATION MANAGEMENT

The Ecological Restoration Club, an NGO in collaboration with the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) with funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, June 27, 2022 organised a training programme on plastic waste segregation for selected schools from the La Municipality.

The schools were St Paul, La Salem Presbyterian Primary, Enobal Primary and Association School were taken through the phases of pull together and positioning plastic waste in their various schools, home and the communities.

The MCE for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi noted that, the training would influence the pupils to abstain from indecorous dumping of waste in the municipality. The Municipal Chief Executive urged the participants school teachers and the pupils to be ambassadors of plastic waste segregation management in all places.

Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi bemoan the activities of residents who have fashioned unhealthy habit of littering the drains and unauthorised areas with plastic waste, which besieged the Kpeshie Lagoon and the beach whenever it rains heavy.

The MCE was therefore sure that the training programme would give the pupils the platform to be self-discipline on waste management issues.

Mr Odjam mentioned that, the programme is at its pilot stage and appealed to the participants to educate their colleague friends and other close relations to change their attitude towards disposal of plastic waste. Mr Odjam said that the goal for the training is to help reduce the pollution of the environment. 

LaDMA Acquires 1,700 Desks for La Schools

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly on Monday May 23, 2022, distributed 1,700 school desks costing Gh 600,000.00 to all the 63 public schools in the municipality. Some the beneficiaries’ schools included the Forces Senior High Technical School, South La Estate Junior High School, Osu Home Junior High School, La Bethel, and Salem Junior High Schools.

Making the presentation to the schools, the Municipal Chief Executive for La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi said that the furniture was purchased from the assembly’s Internally Generated Fund to address the furniture deficits militating against the schools in the municipality.

Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi said it is the responsibility of the assembly to address infrastructure deficits and create a serene eco-friendly atmosphere to ensure better teaching and learning in all the schools within the municipality. Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi urged corporate institutions operating within the enclave of the municipality to support the assembly to deliver a healthier coaching and learning conditions to the schools.

The Municipal Director for Education of LaDMA, Ms Habiba Kotomah said 59 basic and four Senior High Schools were to benefit from the furniture distribution. She was grateful for the support received from the assembly to the schools and said the schools will make good use of the furniture.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

As part of government effort to address conflict in the country, assembly members and selected senior staff from the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly was trained on conflict management in the Eastern Premier Hotel.

The training was to equip the participants the skills needed to handle conflicts in their electoral areas and the municipalities.

Participants were taken through Alternative Dispute Resolution, Communication Skills and good working relationship to win the public support in addressing conflicts.

The three days training was facilitated by Taschol Consult from Thursday March, 25 2021 to Saturday March, 27, 2021.