The Old Students Association of Ebenezer Senior High School in Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Municipality has launched a GH¢5 million Regeneration Project in Accra.
This is to improve the school’s infrastructure and create a more conducive teaching and learning environment for students and staff to enhance their academic performance.
The project, which is expected to commence in 2021, will span a period of five years and aims at uplifting the current profile of the school, particularly in the area of infrastructure and academic performance as a whole.
Speaking at the official launch in the school premises in Accra, Mr Lloyd Evans, Global President of the Association, said the Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme had added to the already existing challenges that we’re facing most second cycle schools, and Ebenezer Senior High in particular.
He said there was, therefore, the need for past students to initiate projects that would help address some of these challenges and meet the demanding needs of students and staff of the school.
Some major projects to be undertaken, he said, included ensuring the completion the school’s Visual Arts Department, improving and equipping the various science labs, visual arts and the Home Economics Departments and rehabilitating and renovating rundown structures such as washrooms, among others.
Others are the redeveloping of the walk and driveways, repainting of all structures within the school, creating of a website for old students to enhance communication and sharing of ideas among them, renovating of various directional signposts, creating of storage and archival facilities, clearing, greening and beautification of the school’s compound.
Established in 1941, the school, currently, has a student population of 1,719 of which 974 are males and 745 are females, and with a total teaching staff of 98 and 28 non-teaching staff.
Currently, the school has two storey Complex Administration blocks, two 18-unit classroom blocks one six-unit science block and an Assembly Hall.
However, a number of GETFUND funded projects including a girl’s dormitory started in 2008, a one-storey seven-unit classroom block commenced in 2012 and a science laboratory block which began in 2016, have all stalled.