A sod has been cut by the Member of Parliament, ( MP) for the Abura Asebu Kwamankese Constituency, Hon. Elvis Morris Donkoh to build a new Boys Dormitory for Aburaman Senior High School at Abura Dunkwa on Wednesday.
The facility will augment the existing facilities in the school and consequently increase enrollment in the school.
Upon completion, the new emergency boys dormitory which has been informed by the intention of the government to curtail the existing Double Track system is scheduled to complete in eight months time according to the contractor.
Speaking at the function which was well attended by a cross section of the public including Nananom, Ebusuampayimfo, Clergy, Assembly members, and decentralized staff from the Assembly, Mr. Okatakyi Kwame Opoku Agyeman, the C/R Coordinator for the Free SHS Program intimated that currently, the students population stood at 1.2 million and that needed an immediate intervention to cater for the influx with regard to the problem of accommodation and other ancillary facilities thereby to serve as a stopgap to enhance teaching and learning.
For his part, the MP assured the school of his constant assistance to ameliorate their plight and urged the staff to continually offer their best to boost the Laurel of the school.
He used the occasion to recount some of the contributions he had personally made including provision of desks and chairs for both the staff and students among others.
The MP further charged the students to take their academic work seriously and avoid such frivolous activities that could retard their development.
Contributing, Nana Asokwa Kwegyir II, the Odikro of Abura Dunkwa pledged the unflinching support for the school saying that ” he would even mobilize for communal support to expedite work on the project when the need arises”.
The DCE for the area, Madam Aba Hagan who was the Special Guest however, could not turn up and was represented by Hon. David Owusu Ansah, the District’s Coordinating Director who also advised the students to take advantage of the Free SHS program and learned hard to justify the huge investment being made into their education to better their future.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Madam Anna Holbrook, the school’s headmistress on behalf of the board and management expressed appreciation to government for the gesture and, like the proverbial Oliver Twist, she also further appealed for more assistance to address the lot of the students body.