The Buwa Traditional Council has handed over a 100 acre piece of land for the construction of a Community Day Senior High Technical School (SHTS) at Zini in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region.
This is in fulfillment of the President’s promise to establish 200 community Day SHSs across the country to make senior high school education accessible to students, especially those in rural communities.
Construction of the School would start on August 25, and is expected to be completed in 18 months.
The E-Block project comprises 24 standard classrooms, four laboratories, two libraries, eight offices for departmental heads, a computer laboratory with internet connectivity, and washrooms, among other facilities.
At a ceremony to handover the land to the contractor, Kuoro Barecheh Nlowie Baninye II, acting President of the Buwa Traditional Council, thanked the President and the government for heeding to their long-term appeal for a secondary school.
He said the Traditional Council had prepared legal documents to cover the land to prevent encroachment.
Kuoro Baninye, who is also the Divisional Chief of Niator, noted that a Community School would help unlock and develop the vast potentials of the youth.
He, however, appealed for the Zini Health Post to be upgraded to a polyclinic to adequately serve the health needs of the people.
To this effect, the Traditional Council has reserved a 50-acre land in wait for the government’s approval.
Mr. Moses Dramani Luri, District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Sissala West, said the district had vast land but limited opportunities and expressed the hope that the school would broaden their opportunities.
He said the President believed that education was the key to the eradication of poverty, hence, his commitment to establish the 200 SHSs to make education accessible and to enhance its quality.
The DCE commended the Buwa Traditional Council for not only releasing land but also taking steps to prepare legal documents to prevent encroachment.
He announced that the Government would construct ICT centers in the Zini and Pulima communities to improve ICT Education in the district, while nine more Community-based Health Planning Service Compounds would be constructed to make health more accessible.
Mr. Gordon Domoyelle, a Deputy Director at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), who represented the Regional Minister, said the construction of the SHS would reduce the long distances students had to travel to access SHS education.
Mr. Iddrisu Mahama, the Regional Education Director, appealed to teachers to cultivate the right attitude towards their work because there could be no quality education when teachers are not disciplined. GNA