Community SHS Work Progresses On 50 Community SHSs

Work on the first batch of 50 schools being undertaken under the government’s community senior high school (SHS) concept is progressing steadily.

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Prof Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education play

Prof Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education

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Tendering for the construction of the next batch of 73 community SHSs has also started to bring the number under construction to 123.

According to President John Dramani Mahama, the project is being undertaken in fulfilment of the government’s promise to build 200 community SHSs.

The President made the statement when he inspected work on the Bamianko Community SHS in the Nzema East District in the Western Region last Friday as part of his two-day tour of the region.

It is one of the first batch of 50 community SHSs currently under construction.

The community SHS concept is a flagship educational programme of the Mahama administration which is targeted at improving access to education in under-served areas.

The Bamianko project, which started less than a year ago, is due for completion in June this year.

It has, among other facilities, 24 classrooms, eight offices, four Information Communications Technology (ICT) laboratories, two libraries, four science laboratories and 26 toilet facilities.

President Mahama said quality education was key to ensuring a better future for young people and the country and the government would seriously work towards achieving that objective.

He commended the construction company working on the project for the good work it was doing and urged others to emulate it.

He reiterated the commitment of the government to advance education and provide the needed manpower for national development.

The President announced long-term plans to turn the Bamianko SHS into a boarding institution.

Consequently, a dormitory block would be provided in future to enable children from other communities in the catchment areas to access the school.

He said the community SHS would be hooked onto the Internet to enable the ICT laboratories to function.

The Omanhen of the Gwira Traditional Area, Nana Angama Tu-Agyan, praised President Mahama for remaining focused on his development agenda and said the school project was one of the best things to happen to the area.

In attendance was the Western Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo.

Source: Daily Graphic

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