The President inspecting one of the schools
President Akufo-Addo has inspected works on the construction of the J.A. Kufuor Senior High Technical School, the Creative Arts Senior High School and Bosomtwe Girls’ Senior High School, all in the Ashanti Region.
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, President Akufo-Addo visited the J.A. Kufuor Senior High Technical School and the Creative Arts Senior High School, whose construction commenced in December 2019.
Named after the second President of the Fourth Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor, the J.A. Kufuor Senior High Technical School, located in Dabaa in the Atwima Nwabiagya North, will serve as a model Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school.
The Project Manager told the President that the J.A. Kufuor SHS can accommodate 1,200 students, with the school placing an emphasis in technical education, which would prepare students for jobs involving applied sciences and modern technology.
The school, the Project Manager stressed, will be completed in the course of 2022, ahead of the commencement of the 2022/2023 academic year.
The J.A. Kufuor Senior High School is fitted with the full complement of amenities such as playing fields, administrative buildings, libraries, and dormitories. Additionally, the V-Block in the school has a total of 24 classrooms, as opposed to 12 classrooms in the E-Blocks constructed by the former administration.
Plans are in the pipeline for the construction of thirty-five (35) more of such model schools around the country.
President Akufo-Addo also inspected work on the construction of the first creative arts industry senior high school in the country, located in Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region.
The school will equip students for the Arts, through powerful learning experiences, embrace and excel in the arts and academics, whilst working towards their visions of the future.
The project has been designed to include two-storey administration block; library block; auditorium / theatre (1,300 designed capacity); four-storey 16-unit creative arts block with ancillary facilities; four-storey 20-unit classroom block with four dedicated laboratory rooms; three-storey dormitory block; two-storey dormitory block; dining hall with kitchen; principal’s residence; two vice principals’ residence, two no. staff flats; sports area; maintenance shed; waste treatment/holding bay; access roads and paved walkways; and gate house.
On Sunday, President Akufo-Addo inspected ongoing work on the construction of Bosomtwe Girls Senior High School, which is being established to promote the participation of girls in STEM education.
The school is complete and equipped with the requisite labs to aid 21st century learning approaches and methods in science-based learning.
The President was told the construction of 18-unit classroom block with offices and washrooms and external works was 100% complete. A four-unit Science Laboratory Block, being constructed by GNPC, is 90% complete, with the construction of a girls’ dormitory block currently ongoing.