Greater Accra Regional Minister Inspects SHS Infrastructure Works

Construction works to expand infrastructure in some senior high schools (SHSs) in Accra, to end the double-track system are expected to be completed by March this year.
Currently, most of the works are at advanced stages of completion, while others have already been completed.

This came to light when the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Ishmael Ashietey, visited some schools in Accra to inspect works being carried out in those schools.

The schools he visited are the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC), Accra Girls Senior High School, Achimota School, Odorgonno Senior High School, Wesley Grammar School and Accra Academy.

GETFund projects

The construction works are all under the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Emergency Intervention Projects aimed at providing more infrastructure for SHSs to deal with the double-track system currently being operated in the majority of schools in the country.

At the ATTC, it was realised that a two-storey 12-unit classroom block was 95 per cent complete at the time of the minister’s visit.

According to the Consultant of Edmund Taylor Architects, Mr Philip Bioh, the work was expected to be completed by the end of this February.

At the Accra Girls SHS, the construction of a six-unit classroom block, which began last year, had been completed and was being used by the students.

A completed infrastructure at Achimota Schoool

The consultant said it was handed over two weeks ago.

Two eight-unit classroom blocks, each for the Achimota and the Wesley Grammar schools on which works began last year, were also completed.

The block at Achimota School was awaiting furnishing while the Wesley Grammar School dormitory had some bunk beds in it.

At the Odorgonno SHS, workers were seen feverishly working on a three-storey 18-unit classroom block and a 16-unit two-storey dormitory block, which were 70 per cent and 80 per cent done.

The contractors said the two projects were expected to be ready next month.

At Accra Academy, the Technical Director of Sand Park Properties Limited, the contractor, Mr George Blankson, said the project would be completed next month.

Minister impressed

Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Ishmael Ashietey and site contractor

After the inspections, Mr Ashietey told journalists that he was impressed with the work done so far and that the quality was good.

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