A Community Day Senior High School has been inaugurated for the Kanjarga community, a deprived community in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region by President John Dramani Mahama.
The school, which is one of the 11 community day SHSs earmarked for the region, opens a significant chapter in the development journey of Kanjarga, as it paves the way for many children of the town and surrounding areas to access quality secondary education.
Being the 21st out of the 43 community day SHSs to be inaugurated, the school has an enrolment capacity of 1,500 students.
The three-storey edifice has 24 classrooms, three laboratories, two libraries, nine offices for head teacher and department heads, internet facility, laboratories for the chemistry, general science, biology, physics and ICT centre among other facilities.
It has also been provided with a pick-up and school bus to transport the students to and from school.
Additionally, there are plans to build a dormitory, a headteacher’s bungalow and staff quarters to augment the existing facilities.
Inaugurating the facility, President Mahama urged the education authorities to make supervision a top priority in order to achieve the expected academic standards.
President Mahama said the government was also upgrading seven existing SHSs in the Upper East Region under the Secondary Education Improvement Programme.
Each of the schools had been given GH¢700,000 to improve infrastructure facilities, adding that GH¢40,000 had been provided each of the schools for quality improvement initiatives.
He urged parents in the area to utilise the opportunity by enrolling their children in the school, adding that the facility was comparable to any modern secondary school.
From Edmund Mingle, Kanjarga