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General News of Thursday, 6 April 2017

Source: todayonline.com

Adwoa Safo to build 3-Unit classroom block

Minister for Procurement and Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has cut a sod to commence the construction of a one-storey 3-Unit Classroom Block for Atomic Hills Cluster of Schools.

The facility, when completed will have a library, an ICT lab and a KVIP. It is expected to be completed within twelve months.

Hon. Safo, who doubles as the MP for Dome/Kwabenya constituency in the Greater Accra Region, told journalists that she was touched by the school’s academic excellence despite having limited classroom blocks which has resulted in congestion among the student body.

With a population of 1,400, about 70 students occupy one classroom, a situation, according deputy majority leader, does not encourage good teaching practices as well as convenience in the classroom.

The Dome/Kwabenya lawmaker apart from cutting the sod to commence the construction of the classroom block also donated some textbooks to assist the students, especially those who will be writing the BECE this year, to enable them adequately prepare for the exams.

Headmistress of the school, Madam Felicia Obeng Boateng, commenting on the gesture, said due to the academic excellence of the school, it has been the desire of most parents to bring their wards to the school, thereby putting pressure on the few existing facilities.

This, she noted, has in turn put pressure on management of the school to expand the facilities to accommodate the ever increasing student population.

She expressed gratitude towards the gesture but pleaded to the MP to come to their aid once again by constructing a fence wall around the school.

According to her, the students have periodically come under attacks by dogs and mentally challenged persons.