VALCO Trust Fund in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has launched the schools under trees website (https://www.schoolsundertrees.com) to track project to remove schools living under trees in the country.
This comes after the Executive Director of VALCO Trust Fund Kelvin Yeboah, at a press conference announced his outfit with a projected budget of Ghc3.5 billion within a period of five years, some 5,403 schools that currently operate under trees and which are in dilapidated or makeshift structures.
According to him, VALCO Trust Fund June 4, this year, will cut the sod for the start of the project at Karaga in the Northern Region, and which will witness the initial construction of some eighteen schools.
Mr. Kelvin Yeboah said the initial eighteen structures, which are scheduled to be completed in three years, have been selected from all the regions and it is estimated to cost a whopping Ghc6 million.
The structures he said will include classroom blocks for KGs, primary and junior high schools with ancillary facilities like head-teacher’s offices, staff common rooms, toilet facilities, libraries, ICT laboratories and boreholes and pieces of furniture to be supplied.
He revealed that the Ministry of Energy has pledged to extend electricity to the schools in order to boost the delivery of education services.