A GH¢260,000 six-classroom block for the Nkoraman Senior High School (SHS) at Seikwa in the Brong Ahafo Region has been jointly inaugurated by the Tain District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Jones Samuel Tawiah, and the Omanhene of Seikwa Traditional Area, Nana Kwaku Dwumah Ankoanna II.
The project was financed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) under the government’s emergency classroom block projects to help provide classroom accommodation for first-year SHS students.
Nkoraman SHS is among the 20 SHSs selected to benefit from the first phase of the emergency classroom project in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Brains Construction Works Limited, a Sunyani based construction firm undertook the project.
Speaking at the ceremony to inaugurate the project, Mr Tawiah thanked President J.E.A. Mills for the initiative to help ease congestion in the classrooms and also for the smooth beginning of the three-year SHS programme.
He pledged that the district assembly would monitor closely the use of the facility, and therefore urged the management of the school to maintain the building in order to lengthen its lifespan.
Mr Tawiah stated that the government would continue to provide school infrastructure for all educational institutions to enhance teaching and learning.
He implored teachers to also give their best to ensure high academic standards.
The DCE stressed that the classroom block must not only add beauty to the school, but must also result in high academic performance of the institution.
Mr Tawiah announced that the school would also benefit from the construction of a one-storey building to be used for administration, as well as Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre, adding that the GETFund would finance the project.
The Tain DCE said the assembly in conjunction with the Member of Parliament for the area was also working around the clock to provide the three SHSs in the district namely Nkoraman, Badu and Manje, with computers to help bridge the digital gap between the students and their counterparts in well-endowed schools in the urban areas.
Mr Agyeman Duah, the Planning Officer at the Regional Education Directorate, commended the contractor, Brains Construction Works Limited, for not only completing the project on schedule, but also executing it according to specification.
The Headmaster of the school, Mr Kofi Obeng-Badu, thanked the government for the gesture and said the facility would go a long way to ease congestion in the classrooms.
He added that the facility would also help improve academic performance of the students