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Mar 30, 2015

Community Day Schools To Become Boarding Schools


Bamiakor, (WR), March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has said the Community Day Senior Schools that his administration is constructing would eventually be provided with boarding facilities.

 He explained that the schools were interim provisions meant to absorb the numerous Junior High Schools graduates, who could not gain admission into the existing schools because of inadequate facilities.

President Mahama said this when he visited the Bamiakor Community Day Senior High, one of the newly constructed schools in the Nzema East District in the Western Region.

The school one is of the 50 under construction in deprived communities throughout the country.                                                

President Mahama said the World Bank was sponsoring a total of 23 of the schools, while another 50 would be built under the national budget from this year to bring the total number of schools to 123.

“During the 2012 Election Campaign, John Dramani Mahama promised to construct 200 Community Day Schools during his first four tenure of office, and the construction of the 123 schools is in fulfillment of that promise,” he said.

The Bamiakor school, which is about 85 percent completed include; 24 classrooms in a four-storey building, a headmaster's bungalow, four Science laboratories, libraries, and places of convenience. 

President Mahama said he would ensure that telecommunication facilities were attached to the school campuses to enable the communities to effectively teach the students in the Information and Communication Technology field. 

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, the Western Regional Minister, called on communities in the Region to avoid conflicts during the siting of development projects in their communities and districts.

He said the Government would continue to play its role responsibly in the provision of infrastructure and social amenities and it was, therefore, incumbent on the communities to facilitate the execution of such projects by providing land and other facilities.

Awulae Angama Tu-Agyan, Paramount Chief of the Gwira Traditional Area, commended President Mahama for the construction of the school in one of the East Nzema communities.

He, however, appealed for the construction of other facilities that would make the school to be fully operational. – GNA