Adisadel College in the Central Region will reduce by 50 per cent its regular admission for the 2017/2018 academic year.
This policy, according to the headmaster, began in the 2016/2017 academic year.
Adisadel College reduced its intake from 920 students in the 2015/2016 academic year to 423 for the 2016/2017 academic year, a percentage reduction of 54.
Speaking at the College’s 107th anniversary and Speech and Prize Giving Day, headmaster William Kusi Yeboah said the situation was agreed upon by stakeholders of the school due to “inadequate accommodation facilities” and, more importantly, the dissolution of one of the houses, New House One.
Mr Kusi Yeboah maintained that until accommodation facilities and other infrastructural needs of the college improve, it will continue to reject students.
Adisadel College is not the only school in the Central Region that has vowed to reduce intake of first year students in the 2017/2018 academic year.
Ghana National College, Academy of Christ The King and Wesley Girls High School have all gone the same way.
Mr Kusi Yeboah indicated that stakeholders of the College as a way of maintaining their enviable academic prowess won’t sacrifice quality they have fought for over the years for quantity.
Despite these infrastructural challenges, Minister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea, an old boy and the Guest Speaker, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has a very good reason for implementing the free senior high school in Ghana despite the meagre resources.
“After all, it is the educated mind at every level that will ultimaely drive GDP upwards.”
Mr Atta Akyea, also a Member of Parliament, commissioned a dining hall that was remodelled and constructed by the 1992 year group.