Gov’t To Address ‘Sleeping Under Trees’ At Vitting SHS
Government is taking steps to fix the infrastructure deficit at Vitting Senior High School in Tamale that has compelled some students to sleep under trees.
The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, today [Friday] visited the school on a fact-finding mission.
This followed a Citi News report of the dire situation of some students sleeping in the open due to inadequate dormitories.
According to Salifu Saeed, the government was alarmed by the reportage, hence his visit.
He assured the authorities that government will allocate enough GETfund projects to the school.
He promised the school a fence wall to prevent encroachment and to guarantee the students’ maximum security.
He reiterated government’s commitment to solving the myriad of challenges associated with the implementation of the free Senior High School programme.
He urged parents and guardians to take advantage of the free SHS programme and educate their children.
Salifu Saeed further promised to get Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to solve the water crisis in the school.
Assistant Headmaster in charge of Academics, Abdul Mumin Hudu, commended the Regional Minister for the visit.
He outlined inadequate dormitories and classroom blocks, water crisis and the lack of a fence wall as some of the major challenges hampering academic work.
He recalled that the school has since late President John Evans Atta Mills’ administration, not witnessed any face-lift.
Abdul Mumuni Hudu emphasized the need for government’s rapid response to the school’s situation.