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20.10.2005 Regional News

Jukwa SDA secondary school embarks on project

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Gomoa Jukwa (C/R), Oct 20, GNA - The Gomao Jukwa SDA Secondary School in the Gomoa District of the Central Region, has initiated projects worth 200 million cedis to improve infrastructure in the school. They include a Computer Science laboratory, Home Economics block, boys' and girls' dormitories, a two-story containing 27 classrooms and an Assembly hall.

Mr Franics Odoom, Secretary of School, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) when Pastor Richard Ntriakwa, Director of the School, officially welcomed 400 SSS one students to the school on Tuesday. He said the projects were being speeded up because the school had increased its intake especially that of girls from 200 previously to 300 this academic year.

Mr Odoom stated that the girls population represented 70 percent increase while that of boys was 30 percent, adding that, the decision was to promote the girl-child education in three namely Agona, Gomoa and Awutu-Effutu-Senya.

The Secretary stated the school had full boarding facilities and appealed to parents whose children were not selected through the computer placement to send them there for quality education. He said the school had employed qualified and seasoned tutors to handle subjects such as Business, Art, Economics, Information Technology, Science and Home Economics to enable the students come out with success.

Mr Odoom appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to help connect the school to the national grid.

He renewed his appealed to the Gomoa District Assembly and Non-government to assist in completing new structures the school had started to admit more students next academic year. Pastor Ntriakwa said the projects were being financed from the little resources of the school, adding that, the authorities were determined to improve facilities.

The Director said apart from academic pursuits, the students were being trained spiritually so that they would not depart from the word of God.