The Community Day Senior High School (E-block) in Aflao which President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told the Chief of Aflao Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti to complete, has started admission even though the construction is yet to be completed.
The Ketu South Education Directorate has decided to open admission.
“Currently, the main placements have been done. The first placement of students is still ongoing. We have also been authorized by the Regional Director to see to the enrollment of the students that qualify to enter SHS,” Michael Yao Tsuiatorfe, Ketu South Municipal Director, Ghana Education Service (GES), told journalists.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo created controversy when he sarcastically told the Chief of Aflao The paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional area, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti to complete the project by himself.
His comments came after Torgbui Fiti gave the government a four-month ultimatum to open the e-block community day senior high school which in his view, had stalled since 2016.
The ¢9 million project which was part of some 200 classroom blocks the erstwhile Mahama administration started was supposed to have some 26 classrooms attached and 5 departments including a science block.
Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti speaking with the Minority side of the Education Committee who toured the uncompleted school buildings in the Ketu South constituency says, government’s approach to education is appalling.
“After senior high school education, the next degree that my people have to do is to go to border and go and do kayayo, no school.
“The only school that we have is the RC Senior High School that belongs to the Catholic Mission Minor Seminary. So this thick population have no place to go and people sit down in that big hall called parliament and not thinking about Aflao, a place after the Tema Harbour , the next revenue generation is from the Aflao border.
“I had to push the former President Mahama for the structure to be constructed over there. I had to be running from here to Accra begging. Should we beg for education?”
But Mr Akufo-Addo questioned why the Chief is giving the sector minister an ultimatum.
He said on Accra based Peace FM Thursday October 21 that “Many of the E-blocks are being worked on across the country.
“Is he [Aflao Chief] the one to give the minister ultimatum then he should go ahead and complete the project.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana