The Sankor Community Day Senior High School in the Ahanta West Municipality is being considered for an upgrade into a boarding educational facility.
Member of Parliament for the area, Ebenezer Kojo Kum hints of a school bus and some pickup vehicles that are being procured by the ministry of education, to support the transportation of pupils and teachers from their residence to campus.
He told Skyy News’ Abraham Mensah that, these are outcomes of letters he had written to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, drawing to their attention the discomfort and challenges students and tutors encounter each day, and as well suggested ways of increasing enrollment in the school.
“If you look at the specific location of the school, you will see that the enrollment in the Junior High Schools around it can not feed the SHS with the required number of students they need.
“In its current state most the students do not come from the neighborhood, so they are forced to rent accommodation at Dixcove, Sankor and other surrounding areas, which comes at a cost and inconvenience to parents and the pupils” he explained.
The Sankor Community Day SHS is one of the ‘E-block’ schools that were set up by the John Dramani administration to help improve rural – second cycle education, and ultimately enhance access to quality education. However, due to its ‘remoteness’ from the beneficiary communities and the lack of boarding facilities in and around the school, enrollment has been quiet low.
It is anticipated that these considerations taken by the Member of Parliament, will bring some relief to the school, and as well increase enrollment.