A seven-unit classroom block has been inaugurated for the Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School to address the classroom challenges facing the school.
The facility worth GH¢1.7 million and financed by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Foundation, started in 2019 and completed this year.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GNPC, Freddie Blay, said the facility formed part of the objectives of the GNPC to equitably and evenly distribute oil revenues for the benefit of the citizens.
He said the Oil resource belonged to all the citizens and there is the need to spread the oil revenues for the benefit of all the regions.
The board chairman indicated that the classrooms for Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School was to complement the efforts of the government to address the infrastructure challenges facing schools in the country.
He pledged that the foundation would consider the request by the management of the school for furniture for the new classroom block.
The Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dominic Eduah said the foundation was established in 2017 with three priority areas namely education, infrastructure provision and sanitation.
He said the foundation had provided infrastructure projects in all the 16 regions of the country which includes schools, markets, roads, and sanitation facilities.
The Municipal Director of Education of Lower Manya Krobo, Samuel Kwesi Tetteh said the government alone could not provide the infrastructure needs of the schools across the country and commended the GNPC Foundation for the facility.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Lower Manya Krobo, Simon Kweku Tetteh said the government was working to improve and expand classroom blocks for the school.
He said aside the classroom block constructed by the GNPC Foundation, the assembly had completed a new 12-unit classroom block for the school and a dormitory block was also being constructed.
The headmistress of Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School, Bernice Noel Mensah-Akutteh, said the school block would help address the classroom accommodation challenges facing the school.
She said the old block could not accommodate the 350 Home Economics students and explained the new block could now accommodate all the students.