ANGLOGOLD Ashanti (AGA) gave GHȼ25,000 to the Adansi Traditional Council in support of the Paramount Chief’s education programme, which provides free remedial classes for resitting senior high school students in six districts.

The beneficiary districts included Adansi North, Adansi South, Obuasi Municipal, Obuasi East, Adansi Asokwa, and Adansi Akrofuom.

The Opagyakotwere SHS remedial programme initiated by Adansihene Nana Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie II in 2015 has served some 1,250 students who were resitting their papers in English, Mathematics and Science. A total of 709 students are reported to have passed with distinction since the programme was introduced.

Managing Director of AGA Mr. Eric Asubonteng said education remained one of the company’s priority issues, beside health and agriculture. Mr. Asubonteng explained that AGA provided support to help address the programme’s funding gap so it could more students.

Nana Adansihene described the education program as his widow’s mite to complement government’s efforts in making education available and accessible for all children. He recalled how his registration fee was paid by his head teacher in the 60s, which helped pave the way for him to get ahead in life.

Source: | Ernest Kofi Adu, Fomena