The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly hasinaugurated seven educational infrastructures under the Emergency Senior High School projects being spearheaded by Ghana Education Trust Fund, GET-Fund in various institutions within the metropolis. The projects is aimed at easing the pressure among students as a result of Free Senior High School Education.
The project, funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund comes at a time the School is grappling with infrastructural challenges to contain over increasingly students population as result of Free Senior High School Education.
With the introduction of the free education, student population and schools facilities had been overstretched and in dire need of the requisite infrastructure to accommodate students and teachers. It is in line with this government has introduced emergency SHS projects across various Schools in the country.
The seven educational infrastructures inaugurated under the Emergency Senior High School projects being spearheaded by Ghana Education Trust Fund, GET-Fund includes, 12- unit classroom block at Anglican Senior High Schools, 12- unit classrooms block and 500 hundred Capacity block Girls Dormitory at Kumasi T. I Ahmadiyya SHS, Three storey dormitories block each for boys and Girls for Kumasi Senior Technical School, 200 hundred capacity dormitory for Armed Forces SHS, 12-unit classroom block and 300 hundred capacity Girls dormitory for Kumasi Adventist SHS, 12-unit classrooms block for Asanteman SHS, and 300 hundred Capacity Dormitory for Serwaa Nyarko SHS. In a colourful durbar preceeded the inauguration of the projects,
The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mrs. Mary Owusu Afriyie commended government for the swift response to the insurgency of time in addressing infrastructure deficits bedeviled free SHS education.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, would continue to spearhead efforts at expanding facilities at the institution to provide the requisite conducive environment for effective academic work.
He however advised the management of the beneficiary Schools to ensure proper maintenance of the projects. The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, disclosed that the region has in the last four years benefited from Seven hundred and two educational infrastructure projects for both Junior and Senior High schools.
The headmaster of Kumasi T. I Ahmadiyya SHS and the Chairman of CHASS, Mr. Yakubu Abubakari on behalf of colleague heads commended government for the intervention, saying the swift response will reduce the increasing students population.
Story by : Simon Opoku Afriyie Otec FM/choicenewsonline.com