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28.05.2008 Education

Govt Procures 20 Buses For Schools

By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman - newtimesonline.com
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The government has procured 200 buses, for distribution among Senior High Schools across the country to enhance their operations, Professor Dominic Fobih, Minister of Education, Science and Sports, disclosed in Parliament yesterday.

He said due to budgetary constraints, the ministry has phased out procurement of the buses to be completed next year.

Professor Fobih was responding to a question, which stood in the name of Joseph Yieleh-Chireh (NDC-Wa West), on when Lassia- Tuolu Senior High School would be provided with a bus.

The Minister said the Ministry conducted an exercise to ascertain schools that required buses to enhance their operations.

Prof. Fobih said Lassia-Tuolu Senior High School was one of the schools identified as being in need of a bus and expressed the hope that the school would be considered alongside other schools later.

Prof Fobih answered other questions in respect of provision of infrastructure for the Dambai Training College (DATCO) Three Town Senior High School at Ketu and the Agbozume Senior High School.

Prof Fobih said a two-storey classroom block for the Town Three Senior High School, which started in 1999, was on-going and would be completed in 2009.

He said an assembly block project would be considered when new projects are listed for inclusion in the 2010 investment budget of the Ministry.

In Some Senior High School at Agbozume, Prof Fobih said the Ministry was considering the reconstruction of the school’s assembly hall, which was started by the Parents Teachers Association, but got stalled due to lack of funds.

Later, the House adjourned to enable the appointments committee to meet and discuss arrangement for the vetting of the President’s nominee for the Minister of Energy, Felix Owusu Adjapong, and other appointment to the Superior Courts of Judicature.

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