THE Tano South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has decided to complete all educational infrastructures.
The decision by the assembly to complete those projects is to create a congenial atmosphere to enhance teaching and learning and also help arrest the falling standard of education in the district, especially at the basic level.
Mr Bukari Zakari Anaba, the Tano South District Chief Executive (DCE), said this at the first ordinary meeting of the assembly held at Bechem, the district capital.
The projects earmarked for completion are a multi-purpose dining hall with kitchen for the Bechem School for the Deaf, a three unit-classroom block, office, store with sanitary facilities for the St. Joseph's Demonstration Practice School, a three classroom with office and store for the Techimantia Roman Catholic (RC) basic schools and a six classroom block including a library for the Dermaa RC basic schools.
The rest of the projects are the cladding of two pavilions and construction of two classroom blocks for the Bechem Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Junior High School (JHS) and the construction of eight-unit teachers quarters at Akrobro.
These projects, the DCE said, were being financed through the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), the Community Based Rural Development Project (CBRDP) and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund).
Apart from those projects earmarked for completion, Mr Anaba said the assembly had also decided to initiate the construction of a new six classroom block with library, store and office for the Bechem Nkwanta Basic School.
He said the project was to ease the long distance of two kilometres by children from the area (Bechem Nkwanta) to the township to attend classes.
He explained that the decision by the assembly to give priority to education was also to help develop the human resource of the district to hasten its socio-economic development.
On the multi purpose dining hall project for the school for the deaf, the DCE said the school's population kept on increasing every day since it also admitted the visually impaired.
Mr Anaba, therefore, proposed that the name of the school for the deaf should be changed to the Bechem Special School for the Physically Challenged for it to be all embracing since it admitted the visually impaired, and called for its adoption during the climax of the school's 40th anniversary celebration in September, this year.