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President inaugurates two CDSHSs in Ashanti Region


President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated two out of 13 new Community Day Senior High Schools (CDSHSs) in the Ashanti Region.

The schools are Adobewura CDSHS in the Atwima Mponua District and Adugyama CDSHS in the Ahafo Ano South District.

The other CDSHS projects to be completed and commissioned in the same region include Kwabenakwa in the Obuasi Municipal, Fumsu in Adansi District, Oyoko in Bosomtwi District, Drobonso in Sekyere Afram Plains District, Apagya in Adansi South District and Ejura in the Ejura Sekyeredumase District.

The rest are Manfo in Ahafo Ano North District, Parkuso in Asakore Mampong District, Banka in Asante Akim South District, Agric Nzema in Kumasi Metropolis and Asuoso in Offinso District.

These, when commissioned, will increase the number of public senior high schools in the region from 102 to 115.

Speaking at the inauguration of the educational facilities as part of his ‘Accounting to the People Tour’ of the Ashanti Region, the President, noted that education is the best legacy parents could bequeath to their children.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment in providing the needed educational infrastructure to improve access and equity for every Ghanaian child irrespective of location.

He said the construction of the CDSHSs across the country is to increase secondary school enrolment in the beneficiary communities to reduce the challenge of inadequate access to SHS by qualified candidates.

The President noted that each of the schools have the capacity to admit 1,500 students, stressing that the construction of the 123 schools meant that about 185,000 places would be created for Ghanaian children to enroll to pursue secondary education.

He thanked the Word Bank for funding 23 out of the 200 schools his government promised, adding that the assistance has helped to fast-track the process of realizing the community SHS dream.

The Adugyama CDSHS complex in the Ahafo Ano South District, which is part of those funded by the World Bank loan support, which has the E-Block shaped classroom also have 8-unit staff flats, headmaster’s bungalow, canteen block, security gate, school bus and a pick-up.

The occasions was witnessed by chiefs, elders and the people of the students and pupils of schools in the beneficiary communities as well as officials of the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, GETFund, and the World Bank.

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