Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII of Anyako-Konu supports brilliant students

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Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII of Anyako-Konu supports brilliant students
Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII of Anyako-Konu supports brilliant students

The Paramount Chief of the Amugo-Wego Traditional Area and Dufia of Anyako-Konu in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII has presented assorted educational and learning materials to thirty (30) pupils selected from four (4) basic schools within the Anyako Township.

The school children who were aged between four (4) and seven (7) years were fairly and credibly chosen through a competitive collaborative effort between the Dufia’s Director of Royal Protocols, Mama Awotsu Adzagba II, the Assembly Member for Anyako-Konu and Seva Electoral Area, Hon. Wisdom Seade as well as the Headteachers of the beneficiary four (4) schools.

The criteria employed by the search team in the selection of the pupils for the event included academic work or performance, discipline and respect or humility.

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The three (3) divisions of Anyako namely Adotri, Woeto and Lashibi were considered hence the selection of ten (10) pupils from each of the three (3) divisions who were heavily accompanied to the event by their parents, teachers, other siblings and some school mates.

Each of the children received a school bag containing play materials such as a miniature vehicle or human being, a number of exercise books as well as pens and pencils. They were also decorated with Christmas caps and crowns in addition to being served with a royal lunch which included packed jollof rice with soft drinks including the local maize or ‘aliha’ drink.

The launching of this annual Kids Party was the first of its kind aimed among other things at motivating all the children of Anyako-Konu to excel and be counted.

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The programme which was under the theme, ‘Towards Increased Quality Child Education’ was not only to catch the children young but also nurture and support them to excel in their studies and God-given talents.

Speaking at the function, Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII who is also Head of the Bate Clan of Anlo, noted that Anyako-Konu has an enviable record of producing excellent scholars from within the schools of Anyako, resulting from the huge human resource of all kinds of professionals and knowledgeable people the town has produced over the years.

Togbi Dzokoto Gligui VII pointed out that the history of the fights of the forbearers of Anyako to establish the Anlo Awoamefia (A.A.Fia) Secondary School at Anyako-Kpota is a good example of the importance the people of Anyako attach to good quality education. ‘We the chiefs of Anyako-Konu have decided that the bad situation must give way to a new one so that we can bring back new successful stories into our local educational system’, Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII intimated.

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He stressed the need for the parents and guardians in the area not only to place more value on the education of their wards but also invest in the future of their children, emphasizing that this is the surest way to change their destiny as well as that of their children.

Senior Divisional Chief of the Adotri Division of Anyako, Torgbui Akaba VII lauded Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII for his vision and interest in the educational development of the young ones who would become the society’s future leaders tomorrow. He described the event as the first of its kind at Anyako-Konu in several decades and urged parents and the citizens of Anyako-Konu both at home
and abroad to support the Dufia to achieve his dream and vision for the area.

Headteacher of Anyako E. P. Basic School, Mr. Vincent Evans Dzikunu
described the gesture as unique, very encouraging and a great dream come true.

According to him, the support would go a long way to positively impact on the academic and moral lives of the pupils. Mr. Dzikunu was grateful to Togbi Dzokoto Gligui VII for the gesture and urged other stakeholders of education in the area to emulate such a shining example.

The first four presentations were made to the pupils by Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VII while other dignitaries including Togbi’s wife took turns to do the other
presentations to the children.

Presenting the items to one of the girl pupils at the event, the Dufia’s Director of Royal Protocols, Mama Awotsu Adzagba II urged the parents particularly the mothers present at the function never to allow their girl-children to drop out of school for any reasons.

Former Assembly Member for the area and member of the planning
committee, Hon. Wilson Kofi Bonuedi gave the assurance that the programme would continue next year with improved packages for the beneficiary children.

Mr. Bonuedi who was also a former Presiding Member of the Keta Municipal Assembly, was hopeful that next year’s event would be expanded to take care of more children from the Anyako-Konu community.

Credit: Akukorku Media Consult

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