Ashaiman Government School to be demolished for shopping mall?

The Ashaiman Government School is to be demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, understands.

Ashaiman Government School to be demolished for a Mall

The school, with a reported student population of over 2,500, is to be relocated to Tema Community 22.

The Ashaiman Government School is located at the heart of town, quite to close to the Ashaiman market.

In 2018, the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) denied that the school was being shutdown and the land sold to estate developers.

According to him, the Assembly was rather considering relocating the school from its current location at the market to the Jericho Police station area which had been earmarked for school construction.


He noted that the issue of relocating the school was still under discussion as the issue was raised at the Assembly’s general meeting adding that all stakeholders including the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ashaiman Divisional Council, the media would be duly consulted before its implementation, the GNA reported him as saying.

He added that discussions for the relocation of the school were triggered from several calls the Assembly received from teachers and officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES) over the unconducive teaching and learning environment at the premises.

“Noise level does not allow good learning and teaching, and also other activities that go on in and around the school when it is in session. I am told that at times you will see people clearly smoking Indian hemp when children are on the compound and I don’t think it is a good thing to teach our children,” the GNA quoted him as saying last year.

He also noted that the relocation is to create a nice environment for teaching and learning to take place since school faces noise pollution by virtue of its current location.

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