The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency, George Mireku Duker, has commissioned a 480-bed capacity dormitory for the Fiaseman Senior High School on Monday.
The Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko, supported the Tarkwa MP to cut the tape to commission the boys’ dormitory for the school.
The project was funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) at a cost of GH¢2.7 million and has a 20-seater water closet toilet facility, 32 shower cubicles, 2 washing bay, two ironing halls, one mechanised borehole and beds.
The Headmaster of the school, John Kofi Saighoe, commended the MP for the role he played in securing the project.
“The role our MP played in securing the project for the school is very commendable.”
He said the dormitory would go a long way to ease congestion and boost student enrollment, and gave the assurance that the edifice would be maintained to serve generations to come.
The Headmaster also used the occasion to enumerate challenges such as encroachment on the school land and lack of bungalows for resident teachers.
Addressing the gathering, the MP said he was elated over the completion of the project. “I am delighted this profound edifice will serve the people of Tarkwa and its environs.”
MP Duker said apart from the government paying the fees for parents through the free Senior High School policy, it was at the same time ensuring every school did not lag behind in terms of infrastructure, and that the edifice was a testimony of its desire to spread projects across senior high schools (SHS).
The Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, on his part, said the project was one he came to meet on his table when he took over as Regional Minister.
He said, with the advent of free SHS, enrollment had increased in schools, with the region, for instance, recording 480%.