In a bid to ending the double-track system at the country’s Senior High Schools, the government decided to construct more classroom blocks and dormitories for schools with high enrollments.
Bimbilla Senior high School was one of the schools that benefitted from this initiative as a 12-unit classroom block was constructed for it.
Thee 12-unit storey classroom block has been handed over to the school. The school was also given 600 tables and chairs.
At a short handing over ceremony, the Engineer of Kebesco construction limited, Samuel Nii Adotey said it has a 6 months grace period to detect any defect on the building.
“We are handing over the building to the school today but we still have up to six months to come back and check to see if there are defects on it. For now, the little defects that have been identified would be fixed,” he said.
The planning officer for Nanumba North Education Office, Abukari Alhassan who spoke for the Municipal director urged the headmaster and students of the school to make good use of the facility to boost teaching and learning.
“I want to urge the headmaster, staff and students to make very good use of the facility so that teaching and learning could be enhanced.”
The Municipal Chief Executive for Nanumba North, Abdulai Yaqoub lauded the government for the development of the school.
“I want to stand on behalf of the people of Ghana to show our appreciation to his Excellency the President for giving us this edifice. We are proud of this 12-unit classroom storey building which is historic. If you look at the history of the school, it is the NPP government who are concerned about improving the school. In 2006 under the former President John Agyekum Kufuor that he changed it from a day school to a boarding school. We are very grateful to them for bringing development to the Municipality.”
On his part, the headmaster of Bimbilla SHS, Amadu Mustapha appealed for more infrastructure as it may still be difficult for the school to end the double track system.
“We thank the government for listening to our cry for infrastructure and coming to our aid with this first-ever storey building in the school which was established in 1981. Our dreams have become true and I want to still use this opportunity to further appeal to the government that we need 10 more classrooms to be able to end double-track looking at the population of the school. Sometimes students take their lessons outside, so we are appealing for more.”
The school has a population of over 2,000 students.
The double-track system was introduced by the government in order to enable various Senior High Schools in Ghana to take in the growing number of students by ensuring that all students have access to senior high education.
It was introduced because of inadequate school infrastructure to accommodate all students in a single track.