Monday, May 31, 2010

Govt to provide more dormitories for all SHSs

Story: Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah

In order to provide adequate classrooms and dormitories for students in senior high schools (SHSs), the government, from this month, will start phase one of the project to accommodate fresh students for the 2010/2011 academic year.

 The Minister of Education, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, who disclosed this to the Junior Graphic, said the multi-million cedi project is to provide 160 schools which are in dire need of infrastructure with a six-unit classroom block each.

“Apart from this, we shall also provide 120 schools with dormitories. This is to enable the schools to admit the adequate number of students in the boarding house without facing any problem of overcrowding,” he said.

Mr Tettey-Enyo explained further that all the various ongoing projects in the SHSs which had come to a standstill for some time now would also be completed.

According to him, there were some school buildings which only required roofs, windows and doors to be fixed to be  completed.

“The government has also decided to provide all the schools with furniture so that students can study in a more relaxed and conducive environment,” he added.

Mr Tettey-Enyo said by the end of the project each of the 495 SHSs would have been provided with a six-unit classroom block and a dormitory.

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