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Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, inaugurated some projects under the Government’s model school programme at Wa Senior High School in the Upper West Region.
The projects estimated at about 2.6 million Ghana cedis, included new administration, dormitory and classroom blocks, a computer laboratory and rehabilitated staff bungalows and other academic facilities.
Alhaji Mahama said provision of the infrastructure was only a means to an end and challenged the school authorities and other stakeholders in education in the Region to facilitate a better teaching and learning environment for the students.
He asked the students to make text books their closest friends and avoid deviant behaviour such as the use of drugs, absenteeism and any conduct that would impede their progress.
“Do not allow yourselves to be incited to engage in any violent behaviour as we move towards the December 7 elections.
“Experience shows that the youth are usually vulnerable to the
manipulations of politicians who intend to abandon them to their fate, after using them to achieve their undesirable purposes.”
Alhaji Mahama advised Ghanaians to approach the polls in a peaceful manner and come out from the exercise more united than ever before.
Focusing on the students he said: “For those of you, who would be exercising your franchise, exercise your judgment wisely by voting for the progress, peace and the stability we see in Ghana today.”
Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mrs Winifred Dykah, said the projects attested to the positive change the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised Ghanaians in 2001.
Headmaster, Mr Moses Donneyong, appealed to Government to
provide a fence wall for the school to protect lives and property.