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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016


70 Community Day SHSs will be completed by end of 2016 – Mahama

The government will complete 70 Community Day Senior High Schools by the end of 2016, President John Mahama has assured. According to the President, his administration has so far inaugurated some 32 schools nationwide, as part of his promise to build 200 hundred Senior High Schools in his first term.

Addressing the chiefs and people of Sandema in the Builsa traditional area of the Upper East Region, President Mahama appealed to the people to vote come December 7 to enable him continue these projects.

In his address, President Mahama said during his administration, the education sector has seen phenomenal investment as “every secondary school in this country has seen some development in infrastructure.”

“Aside from that, we said we would build 200 new secondary schools, 32 have admitted students this academic year. By the end of the year, 70 will be completely ready and as promised in our manifesto, in my second term, I will complete all the 200 secondary schools,” he added.

“This will provide the opportunity every year to admit another 150,000 young people in secondary schools that otherwise would not have had the secondary education because their education would have ended at the JHS level since there are no vacancies in our secondary schools.”

President Mahama, as part of his campaign tour of the Upper East Region, also paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the area, Nab Azaksuik Azantilow.