The country’s Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, says the ruling New Patriotic Party since it came into power in 2017 has embarked on 1,011 infrastructural projects in various Senior High Schools nationwide.
The Minister speaking at the third edition of the Nation Building Updates held in Accra on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, noted the 492 of initiatives had been completed, with the rest at various stages of completion.
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh indicated that some of these initiatives were funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
He furthered that 107 out of the 135 projects initiated by the World Bank-funded Secondary Education Infrastructure Project (SEIP) had been completed with 3 out of the 33 remaining funded by the Kuwait Fund also completed.
According to him, the projects include three-, six-, eight-, 12- and 18-unit classroom blocks, amounting to the creation of 84,600 new seats arising out of 222 new classroom blocks.
“Other projects include washroom facilities, rehabilitation works and structures such as assembly halls and laboratories,” the MP noted.