The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has assured President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the nine model schools being constructed by government will be completed by the end of the year.
The Education Minister made this known on Saturday, 26th September 2020, when President Akufo-Addo visited the site of the construction of one of these schools at Awaso, in the Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai constituency of the Western North Region.
The seven new schools are located at Kwadaso, Dabaa, Awaso, Abomosu, Akrodie, Weija and Kpasenkpe. Seven (7) out of the nine (9) schools are proposed science-focused schools, with the other two being the first-ever Creative Arts School, Kwadaso, in Kumasi, and a Senior High Technical School at Dabaa, named after former President J. A. Kufour.
The Minister said the contracts for the construction of these schools were awarded in October 2019, and the sites were handed over to the contractors by the consultants a month later.
“When you compare it (model schools) to the E-block, the E-block has only twelve (12) classrooms, and this V-Block (in the model schools) have twenty-four classrooms, and there is room for expansions,” he added.
The Minister told the President that plans are afoot for the construction of thirty-five (35) more of such model schools around the country.