The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inspected work on the construction of the J.A Kufuor Senior High Technical School, the Creative Arts Senior High School and Bosomtwe Girls’ Senior High School all in the Ashanti Region.
On Saturday, 2nd October 2021, President Akufo-Addo visited the J.A Kufuor Senior High Technical School and the Creative Arts Senior High School, whose construction commenced in December 2019.
Named after the 2nd President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, the J.A Kufuor Senior High Technical School, located in Dabaa in the Atwima Nwabiagya North, it will serve as a model Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school.
Taking the President on a tour of the facility, the Project Manager told the President that the school has a capacity to house some one thousand, two hundred (1,200) students, with the school placing an emphasis in technical education, which would prepare students for jobs involving applied sciences and modern technology.
The school, the Project Manager stressed will be completed in the course of 2022, ahead of the commencement of the 2022/2023 academic year.
The J.A. Kufuor Senior High School is fitted with the full complement of amenities such as playing fields, administrative buildings, libraries, and dormitories. Additionally, the V-Block in the school has a total of 24 classrooms, as opposed to 12 classrooms in the E-Blocks constructed by the former administration.
Plans are in the pipeline for the construction of thirty-five (35) more of such model schools around the country.
President Akufo-Addo also inspected work on the construction of the creative arts industry, the very first Senior High School in Ghana dedicated solely to the industry, located in Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region.
The school will equip students for the Arts, through powerful learning experiences, embrace and excel in the arts and academics, whilst working towards their visions of the future.
The Project has been designed to include the following 2-storey administration block; library block; auditorium / theatre (1,300 designed capacity); 4-storey 16-unit creative arts block with ancillary facilities; 4-storey 20-unit classroom block with 4 dedicated laboratory rooms; 3-storey dormitory block; 2-storey dormitory block; dining hall with kitchen; principal’s residence; 2 vice principals’ residence, 2 no. staff flats; sports area; maintenance shed; waste treatment/holding bay; access roads and paved walkways; and gate house.
On Sunday, 3rd October 2021, President Akufo-Addo inspected ongoing work on the construction of Bosomtwe Girls Senior High School, which is being established to promote the participation of girls in STEM education.
The school is complete and equipped with the requisite labs to aid 21st century learning approaches and methods in science-based learning.
The President was told the construction of 18-unit classroom block with offices and washrooms and external works was 100% complete. A 4-Unit Science Laboratory Block, being constructed by GNPC, is 90% complete, with the construction of a girls dormitory block currently ongoing.