Four Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) sponsored projects estimated at about GH¢ 970,300 were inaugurated in separate beneficiary communities in the Ketu-North District on Friday.
They are a GH¢ 380,000 single-story 12-unit classroom block for the Wovenu Senior High School at Tadzewu, GH¢ 430,000, 1,200-capacity modern dinning and assembly hall complex for the Dzodze-Penyi Senior High School at Dzodze and a six-unit classroom block, office and store valued at GH¢ 77,000 for the Junior High School at Kave near Dzodze.
Others are a six-unit school block, staff room, a store, library and toilet valued at GH¢ 83,200 for the Junior High School at Heheme near Tadzewu, while inauguration of a fifth project, the GH¢ 69,000 six-unit school block with store and office for the Junior High School at Dzodze-Fiagbedu was rained-off.
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister who inaugurated the projects also inspected work on some three on-going projects in the District.
These were, a single story 12-unit school block for the Wovenu Local Authority Junior High School at Tadzewu, a single story 12-unit classroom block for Wheta Secondary Technical School at Wheta and a two-story girls dormitory block for Dzodze-Penyi Senior High School, all estimated at about GH¢1,490,000.
Mr Dzamesi said Government was committed to expand educational facilities nation-wide to accommodate increase in the in-take and ensure quality students and improve on the level of literacy in the country.
He urged parents to enrol their children in school and appealed to school authorities and the citizenry to provide adequate protection and maintenance for the facilities to encourage government and other stakeholders to provide more
infrastructure for education.
Mr Dzamesi promised that more classrooms, dinning hall and dormitory blocks, furniture, buses, teachers' bungalows and administration blocks would be provided to Wovenu and Dzodze-Penyi Senior High Schools.
He appealed to contractors in the country to emulate the duty consciousness of contractors working on GETfund projects in Ketu-North District to complete project on time and use durable materials in their work.
Mr Francis Kpodo Headmaster of Wovenu Senior High School and Mr Samuel Senaye, Headmaster of Dzodze-Penyi Senior High School as well as community leaders, expressed their gratitude to Government and Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council for their interest in expanding facilities in the schools.
Both schools scored 100 per cent in the 2008 West African Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).