Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), on Thursday, announced that plans were underway to abolish the shift system in all basic schools in the Metropolis.
This was contained in a speech, read on his behalf, at the durbar of school children, teachers and parents, to climax the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Twedaase Junior High School in Tema.
Mr Ofosuware said the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) would undertake the construction of nine-six classroom blocks with funds from the GETFund to eliminate the shift system.
He said the theme for the anniversary: “Basic Education; the Bedrock of National Development,” was appropriate, since the government was committed to the development of the human resource base of the country.
He said with the stiff competition from the private sector at the basic level, it required committed and hardworking teachers to be able to maintain high standards in the public basic schools.
Mr Ofosuware urged the staff of the school to reflect soberly on the past 50 years, since the inception of the school, and come out with a new vision and direction.
The MCE stated that his outfit would identify and demarcate all school lands before constructing concrete walls around them.