Work has begun on a 200-bed boys’ dormitory with auxiliary facilities for the National Community Development and Vocational Technical Institution at Madina in the La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.
The move is to attract more boys to the boys’ dormitory.
Work has also started on a six-unit classroom block for the continuation of the Baba Yara Basic at Samampo also in the area.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mrs Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, performed a ground breaking ceremony for the commencement on work last Friday at the two locations in the municipality.
The two projects are expected to be completed in six months.
The MCE was accompanied by the Member of Parliament for the area Alhaji Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface, officials of the assembly and the education directorate, chiefs and elders of the area.
Mrs Adjabeng indicated that the projects, when completed, would help address infrastructure challenges confronting the school.
According to her, the Free Senior High School had come to stay, it was therefore the responsibility of the assembly to adequately prepare the grounds to improve Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
“The time has come to open up the school for everyone that has the need for formal or structural education,” she added.
Mrs Adjabeng stated that the school was producing African ware, foot ware and catering services.
Alhaji Boniface stated that the Ghana Beyond Aid demanded that the country developed its human capital to advance the country, adding that “to whom much is given, much is expected because we depend no others when we want to develop.”
He explained that education was not just about going to school, but rather the development of skills that would make the individual independent after the course of study.
Alhaji Boniface indicated that the facility provided by the assembly would enable the government to focus on getting more human resources to develop the area.
The Director of the Institute, Rahel Kpele, expressed gratitude to the assembly for the gesture, adding, “The Institute is indeed grateful and sincerely like to thank the president through the assembly for giving the area a caring mother in the person of the MCE Mrs Adjabeng,” he said.
BY LAWRENCE VOMAFA-AKPALU