First Lady Commissions 700 bed girls dormitory at Ghanasco, Tamale
First Lady, Lordina Mahama, last Saturday commissioned a 700 bed girls dormitory at Ghana Senior High School, GHANASCO, in the northern region.
The project was financed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund, GETFUND.
Speaking at the ceremony she noted that education is central to government’s efforts towards reducing poverty in the country.
According to her Government will expand access as well as improving quality education. “Government will continue to expand access while improving the quality of education at all levels.” She noted
Mrs Mahama further observed that secondary education offers not only academic development but also personal and inter-personal development for the youth.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the school three years ago, President John Mahama, who was the Vice President at the time, cut the sod for the construction of a girls’ dormitory and fence wall for the school.
Mrs Mahama who is an old student of the school urged the students to make good use of the facility.
“I urge you my children to make good use of this facility to improve your performance so that you would become useful in future to yourselves, to society and the country.”
“As an old girl of this school, I know what student accommodation especially for girls have been over the years. We should be happy with what we have now. The dormitory should be a place to go back to rest, get refreshed and return to your studies well prepared. ” She advised
The school which originally admitted only one girl to join the first batch of students in 1960 now has over six hundred girls.
The First Lady commended the contractor – Consar Limited for a very good work done.
She also challenged the school authorities to ensure that the beauty of the building is maintained.
“I challenge the school authority to do all they can to maintain the beauty of the edifice so that as years go by, it maintains its beauty and purpose.”
For her part the headmistress of Ghanasco, Mrs Mary A Dan-Braimah, commended the First Lady and GETFUND for their support to the school.
The event was attended by heads of institution, the regional Minister, Hon. Bede A. Ziedeng and his deputy Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, the Minister of Trade and Industry, who is also the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Haruna Iddrisu and some traditional chiefs from the community.
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