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Islamic Girls SHS Cultivate Maize Farm Under 1D1F


Students of Islamic Girls Senior High School in Suhum in  the Eastern Religion have cultivated a one acre maize farm under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme of the government.

This was disclosed to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview with Mr Emmanuel Kwadwo Gongo, a teacher of the school.

According to Mr Gongo, the Department of Agriculture of the Suhum Municipal Assembly gave the school seed maize, fertilizers and insecticides under  subsidized rates.

He said the students work on the farm daily, class by class led by the Compound Prefect after school under the supervision of the teaching staff of the school.

This is the second time the school is participating in the PFJ since it was initiated in 2017.

Mr Gongo said in the first project, the school harvested 10 bags of maize and the second one, produced six bags of maize which were used to feed the students.

He said though the school is not offering agriculture, both the students and the teaching staff are very interested in agriculture.

Mr Gongo said the school girls are much dedicated and passionately interested in farming even while in school.

He appealed to the Municipal Assembly to provide the school farming tools to support the farming activities of the school.

Mr Gongo said the school needed more land to expand the school farm and appealed to landowners to make land available to the school.

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