Sarah Adwoa Safo cutting the sod for the commencement of the project
Sarah Adwoa Safo, the Minister for Procurement, who is also the Deputy Majority Leader, has cut the sod to commence the construction of a one-storey three-unit classroom block for Atomic Hills Cluster of Schools.
The facility, when completed, will have a library, an ICT lab and KVIP. It is expected to be completed within 12 months.
Hon. Safo, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome/Kwabena constituency, told journalists that she was impressed with the school’s academic excellence, despite the limited classrooms which has resulted in congestion in the school.
With a population of 1,400, about 70 students occupy one classroom, a situation, which according Deputy Majority Leader, does not encourage good teaching practices.
The Dome/Kwabenya lawmaker, apart from cutting the sod to commence the construction of the classroom block, also donated some textbooks to assist the students, especially those who will be writing the BECE this year to adequately prepare for the exams.
The headmistress of the school, Felicia Obeng Boateng said due to the academic excellence of the school, most parents desire to bring their wards to the school, thereby putting pressure on the few existing facilities.
This, she noted, has mounted pressure on management of the school to expand the facilities to accommodate the ever-increasing student population.
She expressed gratitude for the gesture, but pleaded with the MP to help construct a fence wall around the school.
According to her, the students have periodically come under attack by dogs and mentally challenged persons.