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The Northern Development Authority (NDA) has cut the sod for the construction of a 6-classroom block at Busunu in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region.

The 6-classroom block project has additional facilities like a staff common room, stores, a library as well as a 4 unit KVIP and a 2 unit urinal.

The entire project is estimated at GHC720,000 with a completion period of 6 months.

Furniture deficit has exceeded 6,000 in basic schools in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, Mr Timothy Yuornuo, the District Director of Education, has said.

He said the deficit was huge across all levels of basic education, which was adversely affecting the academic performance of pupils.

“The furniture deficit in the District is so huge, we have over 6,000 furniture deficit-cutting across the three basic school levels, that is, Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High Schools,” he said.

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has with immediate effect indefinitely suspended all academic activities.

Areas the University is strictly enforcing the suspension includes teaching, lectures, quizzes and examinations until further notice.

The University announced this in a statement issued in Tamale on Tuesday signed by Dr Abdulai Baba Tanko Zakaria, Registrar of UDS, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Tamale.

The statement said the Executive Committee of the Academic Board of UDS held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17, and amongst others decided to suspend with immediate effect all academic activities.

The Free Education Policy that was introduced in Northern Ghana by the British colonialists and maintained by Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana, after independence, has contributed significantly to the development of the area.

The policy was to help bridge the development gap between the then Northern territories which now comprise the five regions of the north (Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Savannah and North East regions) and the south, formerly called the Gold Coast.

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Foundation yesterday handed over a fully furnished six-unit classroom block to the management of Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) in the Northern Region.

The facility is constructed by the GNPC Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) wing of the corporation.

The Wa Islamic Senior High School (SHS) girls’ dormitory, in the Upper West region, has been gutted by fire at the weekend, displacing 205 students.

The female students had their text books, exercise books, mattresses, food items and beds destroyed by the fire.

The dormitory, burnt by the fire, was a temporary one given to the female students, following a similar fire outbreak that razed the facility, on January 7, 2020.

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