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Nana Addo Begins 35 V-Blocks While Mahama's 124 E-Blocks Rot Away

14th January 2022

African Education Watch, EduWatch has joined IMANI Africa and other CSOs in criticising President Akuffo Addo for abandoning the 124 Community Day SHS blocks started by former President John Mahama only to begin the construction of 35 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) blocks. The new blocks which come in V shapes are expected to cost the nation some GHC 31m. EduWatch believe this huge amount could had been used to complete the remaining E-blocks scattered across the country.

Speaking on News 360 monitored by CitizenOne, Executive Director of EduWatch described the STEM initiatuve as a misplaced priority and called on the Government to relook the initiative.

It is recalled that on Wednesday, President Akuffo Addo cut sod for the construction of 35 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centers across the country. Delivering the key note address, the president urged both parents and students to take advantage of STEM academy.

" I expect parents and students to take advantage of this facility' s opportunities, and enroll in this STEM Academy. Indeed, Government is committed to accelerating STEM education in Ghana, to train students with cutting- edge 21st century skills. It is obvious that, to be a part of this modern world, science and technology must be present at every stage of the development process, " President Akufo- Addo said.

The president said 20 under academies will be constructed this year at various locations. He said the state is going to spend an amount of GHC 32m in this policy. Each academy when completed will have classroom blocks, science laboratories, a sickbay, administrative area, staff common room, library, washrooms, canteen, and a one thousand, five hundred (1,500) capacity multi- purpose hall.

Meanwhile the paramount chief of Domaa has slammed the president for abandoning the E blocks and other projects started by John Mahama. He told the president not to see Mahama as an enemy because he (Mahama) used state resources to start those projects. The vocal chief also commended critics of the Government including Kelvin Taylor and Twene Jonas. He pledged his support for #FixTheCountry movement.

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