The Ministry of Education after the Minority hauled the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum to Parliament over abandoning E-blocks built by the erstwhile Mahama government has said it will be completed very soon.
Former President John Dramani Mahama in 2012 announced his intention to build 200 Community Day Senior High Schools in the country to enhance access to secondary education for Ghanaian students in remote areas.
However, the Education Ministry in a release today 21st October 2021 on the Official Facebook Page and signed by Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng the spokesperson for MoE has said 124 out of the 200 Day schools were awarded as contract adding that 101 out of the 124 was funded by the then government in two phases. He uploaded his supporting proves on his post.
“Phase I of the project consist of 50 schools and began in March 2014. Phase II was made up of 51 schools and started in July 2015. The World Bank funded the construction of the additional 23 in districts under SEIP,” MoE stated.
According to the Education Ministry, from 2017 to date, 31 new schools have been constructed by the Nana Akufo-Addo led government thus bringing the total number of complete projects to 60 as of September 2020.
“60 completed schools have been operationalized and are currently in use. The remaining 64 projects have been categorized into 3 groups. Category A includes 21 structures, B consist of 16 structures and C consist of 27 terminated contracts which include projects that did not start and those that were not at substructure level,” it indicated.
The Ministry of Education following the ongoing construction of the schools which the majority are near completion has told the Minority caucus in Parliament the government is committed to finishing the remaining projects.
Government is committed to completing NDC E-blocks the Spokes person concluded.