Businessman and cryptocurrency investor, Mohammed Adams Sukparu, has donated furniture and learning materials worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Jeffisi Butu Primary School.
The donation made under the banner of Sukparu and Friends was in support of the school’s urgent needs in infrastructure.
The school located in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region has been operating without desks for pupils in Primary 1 to Primary 6.
The situation was so bad that pupils had to lie on their bellies during classes to study.
Receiving the desks and learning materials on behalf of the school, the Assemblyman of the area, Ali Yahaya Fouwie, thanked the businessman for the kind gesture.
Speaking at the ceremony to present the items to the school, Mr Adams revealed that he was touched by the plight of the pupils when he saw pictures of their learning conditions posted on social media by one Yelgia Issahaku, a teacher of the school.
He also used the opportunity call on the Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the district to be proactive in solving the many challenges facing education in the district.
He also tasked the GES to ensure resources are evenly distributed to prevent situations like that of the Jeffisi Butu Primary School.
“This should inform the Directorate on how to meet the needs of the schools in our district,” he said.
The chief of the traditional area, Suleman Penkul Yussif, expressed great joy at the kind gesture of Mr Mohammed Adams Sukparu and called on other individuals and organizations to replicate the kind gesture of Mr Sukparu.
He also used the opportunity to call on parents to send their children to school as that would guarantee them a bright future.
Speaking to journalists after the donation, Mr Sukparu appealed to parents to take the education of their wards seriously.
According to him “knowing the situation of our district as one of the poorest and under-served in education and other social amenities, we must make the little we have count and that includes parents ensuring their wards are in school studying.”
He also called on other stakeholders to make a concerted effort in mitigating the challenges of education in the district.