Government is in the process of establishing nine model Senior High Schools across the country, including the first ever solely dedicated to the creative arts.
Minister for Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh who made this revelation at the Nation Building Updates on theme : Investing in Education, investing in the Future', at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra said “ of the nine schools, seven are 7 New Schools are under construction at the Secondary Level, including 1 Creative Arts School, 1 Technical School and 5 Science Based Schools”.
In addition, 2 existing Schools are being Upgraded into Model Schools.
Facilities at each school include Administration Block, Creative Arts / Science Block, Dormitory Blocks, Dining Hall with Kitchen, Staff Accommodation, Library Block, Recreational Facilities, Laboratories, Roads and External Works and a Service and Maintenance Shed.
The Minister stated that the Creative Arts Senior High School is being built in Kwadaso, Kumasi, whilst the Senior High/Technical School is being built in Dabaa, in the Ashanti Region, whilst the science schools are being built at Akrodie in the Ahafo Region, Weija in the Greater Accra Region, Awaso in the Western Region, Kpasenkpe in the North East Region and Abomosu in the Eastern Region. He further revealed that the Koase SHS/Technical School in the Bono East Region and the Diaso Community Senior High School are being upgraded to model schools.