General News of Tue, 21 Mar 201713
Atta Mills Memorial SHS population dwindles – MP
Student population in the first senior high school (SHS) at Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region has reduced, according to the Member of Parliament for Ekumfi Constituency.
Named after former late President John Evans Atta Mills, the community day SHS was commissioned in 2015. But less than two years, the school population has reduced drastically.
Ekumfi MP Francis Kingsley Ato Codjoe made the revelations on Onua FM’s Ghana Dadwene on Tuesday, March 21.
He said the school had over 450 students but the number has gone down to about 250. And it is still going down, he stated.
The Deputy Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development noted that “it has gone down to about 250 and it is still going down because the people got disappointed”.
“They said it is free but they got there and realized they have to pay so parents got disappointed because the inhabitants cannot afford,” the MP added.
Mr. Ato Cudjoe noted that “they have no hostel facilities so students have to walk for several kilometers before they get to school since parents cannot afford to give money for their children for transportation”.