Dean of Arts and Sciences at Ashesi University, Profesor Stephen Adei has described the 200 community day senior high schools, a move by the former president Mahama during his administration as useless.
According to the educationist, the establishment of the schools was a waste of time.
He argued that the schools were unnecessary giving reasons that it would not be beneficial to those in the rural areas.
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“They are only useful for urban areas. All that they have put in the villages are going to be useless…they are useless. To transport 1,500 people within, you have to go about 30 km in order to fill them without any boarding, without any teachers’ bungalows, nothing? How can you do so?”. He queried in an interview on 21 Minutes with KKB.
According to the former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), the school buildings have the capacity to enrol only 1,500 students each and lacks boarding facilities to accommodate students.
John Dramani Mahama in 2016 had justified the need for the Community Day Senior High Schools saying it was going to help create room for over 184,000 students to get access to quality education once the project was completed.
Professor Adei says the model adopted by the John Mahama administration was not the appropriate one, describing it as “a model gone wrong”, although he supports the idea of community schools.