President John Dramani Mahama last Monday inaugurated the Gwiraman Community Senior High School at Bamianko in the Nzema East District in the Western Region, saying the government’s quest to improve access to education was on course.
The Gwiraman Community SHS is the second community SHS to be inaugurated by the President in less than two months.
The first was the one named after the late President Mills which was inaugurated at Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region last September.
The community day SHS is the flagship educational project of the Mahama administration.
President Mahama had promised that the government would construct 200 of the schools in selected under-served communities by the end of his first term.
The E-shaped four-storey edifice has facilities including 24 classrooms, eight staff offices, four science laboratories, a library, an ICT laboratory and an assembly hall.
Inaugurating the project, President Mahama said five more of the community SHSs were ready for inauguration.
The community day SHS, he said, represented the single most comprehensive educational policy ever undertaken in the country.
He stated that the schools were job creation avenues, saying, for instance, that the Gwiraman project alone created 165 jobs during is construction.
He added that 40 teaching and non-teaching staff would be posted to the school.
President Mahama advised parents to take interest in the education of their children and urged the community to take the project as theirs to ensure that the objective for which it was constructed was realised.
The Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, said efforts to advance education in the country were on course.
The Omanhene of Gwira, Awulae Angama Tu-agnan II, described the President as a leader who kept his promises.