A new 12-unit classroom block funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has been handed over to the management of Kpando Senior High School in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region.
The facility with an estimated value of GH¢850, 000 has all the auxiliary facilities that would enhance academic work in the school which has a student population of over 1,500.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mrs. Delali Adinyirah, Kpando Municipal Chief Executive, noted that the government remained committed to providing the necessary infrastructure in all schools to make teaching and learning comfortable to students.
She said the facility should be used as a centre of learning that would promote discipline and academic work not only in the school but the entire municipality.
According to her, the new block adds to the increased school infrastructure facilities provided by the government for schools in the municipality.
The provision of the facilities have the objective of supporting students to achieve academic excellence and enhance education in the area.
Mrs. Adinyirah expressed concern about student indiscipline in some of the schools, and described recent actions including the recent attempt to burn the boys’ dormitory in one of the schools as regrettable.
She said such negative things must be condemned by all and called on students to be on the alert and report such characters to the school authorities.
Mr. John Teku, Kpando Municipal Director of Education, lauded the efforts of the government in helping to undertake such school infrastructure projects to enhance quality education in the municipality.
She described the classroom block project as a clear demonstration of the commitment of the Municipal Assembly to improving education system in the area.
Madam Comfort Addae, Headmistress of the school, in her welcome address was delighted over the completion and handing over the facility to the school.
She described it as a relief since it would help the school to overcome the problem of overcrowding in the classrooms.
According to her, the lack of boys’ dormitory, a vehicle for the school and staff bungalows were some of the unresolved challenges which the school needs help to address.
From Kafui Gati, Kpando