The government will soon establish a senior high school in the Ayawaso West Municipality, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ayawaso West, Madam Sandra Owusu Ahinkorah has assured.
said would enable the area benefit from the government’s free SHS programme.
Ahinkorah disclosed this at the 62nd Independence Day celebration in
Accra on Wednesday, on the theme “Celebrating Peace and Unity.”
programme which was the maiden celebration of the newly created assembly
brought together stakeholders in the educational sector, traditional
authorities and about 600 pupils from 20 public and private basic schools.
indicated that the lack of a secondary facility in the Ayawaso municipality,
which has Dzowolu as the capital, led to a lot of pupils travelling distance
places to access education, adding that “this has hindered educational
development of the people.”
“Every child deserves to benefit from the free
SHS hence the need to construct an SHS to absorb the numerous pupils that will
graduate from the junior high school in the area,” she added.
that her outfit was partnering with educational institutions and other
stakeholders to improve upon the existing infrastructure facilities to make education more accessible to the people.
secondary school in the municipality increase pressure and tension therefore my
assembly is working with ministry of education to build SHS to decrease
pressure on the existing SHS,” She said.
As part of
the government’s determination to ensure every Ghanaian child get access to
quality education, the MCE posited that government would build and improve
educational infrastructures in various schools across the country to eliminate
the double track system.
of Parliament (MP) of the area, Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan, on her part
promised to help two public school teachers to further their education for them
to impart more knowledge into pupils and also improve teaching and learning.
the pupils to take their education serious to benefit from the flagship SHS
programme and called on parents to monitor their wards to ensure that they have
adequate time for their books.
By Joyceline Natally Cudjoe
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