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Derma and Abease Community Day Senior High Schools Inaugurated


The government’s committed in realizing full and complete access to quality education for all Ghanaian children explains the investments being made in education.

The many investments in the sector is to ensure that every Ghanaian child, including the ones in the remotest parts of the country, receive quality education to prepare them for a better future.

President John Dramani Mahama, hinted these when he inaugurated the 6th and 7th Community Day Senior High Schools (CDSHS) at Derma and Abease in the Tano South and Pru Districts respectively in the Brong Ahafo Region as part of his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour in the region.

The schools, were the first two of his flagship educational projects to be completed and inaugurated in the region.

Each of the E-shaped 4-level structures has 24 classrooms, four laboratories, two libraries, eight offices for departmental heads, an ICT laboratory and an Internet working area, as well as offices for the headmaster and staff.  Additionally, it has an assembly hall that can accommodate 1,000 students and 16 washrooms located on all the floors.

Each CDSHS has the capacity to admit 1,000 students and about 184,500 more students are expected to access quality secondary education by the completion and inauguration of all the 123 E-Blocks being built across the country.

President Mahama assured that his government would give equal opportunities to all Ghanaians, no matter where they found themselves, to access quality education.

On the issue of long distances between some communities and the CDSHSs, the President acknowledged that government was aware and would provide buses to convey such students to and from the schools.    He urged the local communities to own the schools and take interest in the running of the schools.

The Minister for Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, touched on the need for all children of school going age to be enrolled in school for the transformation of the country.

She noted that it was the desire of all parents to have their wards enrolled in school, hence the reason government has embarked on the community day school project and the introduction of the progressively free secondary education programme.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang admonished students to work hard and desist from negative behaviours that are frown upon by society.

The Derma and Abease community day schools will absorb students from two existing SHSs in the communities which lacked adequate facilities conducive for teaching and learning.                 


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