President Mahama inaugurates community day SHS at Agona Abodom
President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated another completed Community Day Senior High School at Agona Abodom in the Central region.
In the run-up to the 2012 elections, President Mahama promised to build 200 community day SHSs in under-served communities if he was elected and so far, 123 of the schools had been awarded on contract.
President Mahama after the inauguration, said, “In my next term of office, God willing, we will complete all the 200 Community Day SHSs we promised.”
The Abodoman SHS is the 10th of the President Mahama’s flagship educational project to be inaugurated.
The school has 25 classrooms, five science laboratories, offices, a computer laboratory, an assembly hall and other ancillary facilities.
President Mahama said out of the estimated 378,160 children of SHS age, the 93 public schools that existed in the Central Region before the coming of the community day SHSs could admit only 111,600.
“This is why these community SHSs are very important.” he said.
He said he had asked the Ghana Education Service (GES) not to wait for him to inaugurate the schools before enrolling students.
Once the projects were completed, he said enrolment of students should start while awaiting official inauguration.
In the Central Region, the President said eight out of the 14 community day schools awarded on contract had been completed, with the remainder at various stages of completion.
The Paramount Chief of the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area, Okofo Okatakyie Nyarko Eku X, in a welcome address, commended the President for keeping to his promise to give the community a school.
He said the area had also benefitted from many projects and added that President Mahama needed to be supported to continue with his good work.
From Agona Abodom, President Mahama proceeded to Gomoa Benso where he interacted with the chiefs of Abea at Nana Aggrey’s Palace and later addressed party supporters.
From Gomoa Benso, President Mahama will continue to Agona Swedru and Gomoa Ankamu where he will interact with the chiefs of the traditional council.