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A few thoughts on the Education component of President Mahama’s tour of Ashanti. 

Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa writes on his Facebook page:

A few thoughts on the Education component of President Mahama’s tour of Ashanti.

1) Kumasi Polytechnic showed that the investment the President is making in converting Polytechnics into Technical Universities is real as they outdoored new Renewable Energy and Entrepreneurship Departments and also showcased a special kind of Electric Car they have invented.

2) The Ashanti Region became the only Region so far to witness the commissioning of 2 Community Day Senior High Schools in a single day thus at Adebewora and Adugyaman. A testament that President Mahama is indeed Father for ALL ensuring equitable distribution of national resources to all parts of Ghana.

3) The vile propaganda that the World Bank supported $156 million Secondary Education Improvement Programme (SEIP) was merely a sanitary pad loan collapsed when President Mahama inaugurated the first Enhanced Community Day SHS which is one of 23 under the SEIP facility. Apart from the now famous E-Block, the Enhanced Community Day SHS comes with a Headmaster’s Bungalow, 4-Storey Teachers’ Flat, Canteen, Gate House, Enhanced Disability Access and Fencing.

4) The President’s visit to Bekwai SDA Senior High School to commission a 2-Storey 280 bed capacity Girls Dormitory confirmed that the President is not only focused on building new schools but very importantly expanding facilities and improving quality in existing SHSs with special emphasis on girl child education. Currently 125 existing SHSs are receiving facilities and quality upgrade under the President’s programme for existing schools.

5) It is worth noting that in every region the President has so far visited to account to the people, there are more projects ready for commissioning than the President’s schedule could accommodate and so the Ashanti Region was no exception. Kindly standby for what will soon be unveiled when President Mahama returns to Ashanti at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and Mampong Campuses of the University of Education, Winneba and numerous others at the pre-tertiary level.

God bless our homeland.


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