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The new classroom block under construction

Construction of Six Unit Classroom Block for Yokuenor M/A Underway

Construction works on a six-unit classroom block for the Piengua Yokuenor M/A Primary School is progressing smoothly, a recent visit to the school by the Hon MCE for Lower Manya Krobo and newsmen has revealed.

The facelift of the school comes barely two months after the Municipal Chief Executive, Simon Kweku Tetteh cut sod for the commencement of construction works on the facility.

The construction of the facility is expected to solve the dire infrastructural challenges confronting the school.

The situation which has led to a massive drop in enrolment figures from over 120 pupils last term to just 62 pupils this term has become a source of concern for school and educational authorities.

The Hon MCE while regretting the sorry state of the school upon assumption of office told Rite news in an interview that he’s motivated to address the challenges to bring relief to the pupils.

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The old classroom block of Piengua Yokwenor Primary School

“The current state of the school is regrettable and it’s been my focus since the assumption of office to transform the facility,” he said. “Work has progressed tremendously and will be completed in a short time.”

The facility which the assembly chief projects will be completed by the end of October, said all necessary works were ongoing to finish the exercise to solve the challenges of low enrolment.

Hon Simon Kweku Tetteh visited the school on Monday as part of his ‘My First Day At School’ tour.

The MCE who partly attributed the low enrolment facing the school to the dire infrastructural challenges, said the situation forced parents to send their wards to nearby schools where facilities were relatively better.

The Piengua Yokuenor M/A Primary School which until the last academic term boasted of over 120 pupils suffered significant reduction in its enrolment this term as just over 60 pupils had reported for school as at Monday, one week after the reopening date.

Educational authorities confirmed that many of the pupils had deserted the school for surrounding educational facilities.

The Hon MCE, Simon Kweku Tetteh said the completion of the construction of the six unit classroom block together with the provision of mono desks to the pupils will greatly improve the school’s enrolment fortunes.

Source: ritefmonline.org

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