Mr Alex Narh Tetteh-Enyo, Minister of Education, has urged heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) to seek approval from the Government before mobilising funds through the Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) for building projects in their schools.
He said the PTA funds were welcome but schools must get the green light from the Ministry before undertaking such projects.
The Minister said this when he visited some SHS in Accra and Aburi to inspect building projects to accommodate first year students.
The schools visited were St Mary’s SHS, Achimota SHS, Presbyterian Boys SHS, Legon, Aburi Girls SHS and Presbyterian Technical SHS.
Mr Tetteh-Enyo noted that over the past two weeks many schools had not been able to accommodate students because some building projects were still under construction.
He added that with effective monitoring the contractors would be able to meet their time schedule.
Mr Tetteh-Enyo noted that there were good candidates who were still not being placed in schools and that with the completion of classroom blocks they would be placed in those schools.
The Minister promised to provide more furniture for the new classroom blocks.
Some of the schools visited have turned their assembly halls, chapels and dining halls into classrooms.
At Aburi Girls SHS, a six-unit classroom block had already been occupied by the first year students, while classroom and dormitory blocks are under construction at Presbyterian Technical SHS, Presbyterian Boys SHS and Achimota SHS.