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Regional News Wed, 20 May 2009

Bekwai SDA SHS hit by acute water shortage

Kumasi, May 20, GNA - A report from Bekwai Municipal Education Directorate shows that an acute water shortage has hit Bekwai Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Senior High School (SHS) with about 1,600 students depending on one bore-hole. The school also has one toilet each for the male and female boarders numbering about 800 raising serious sanitation concerns. These were contained in the 2009 first quarter report of the Ashanti Regional Education Office.

Kumasi, May 20, GNA - A report from Bekwai Municipal Education Directorate shows that an acute water shortage has hit Bekwai Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Senior High School (SHS) with about 1,600 students depending on one bore-hole. The school also has one toilet each for the male and female boarders numbering about 800 raising serious sanitation concerns. These were contained in the 2009 first quarter report of the Ashanti Regional Education Office. According to the report, a rainstorm which hit Gyasikrom, a predominantly farming community near Bekwai ripped off the roof of the local Methodist Primary School, displacing more than 200 pupils. The report said Bekwai Municipal SDA Junior High School (JHS) won the first prize of the ECOBANK 2009 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Excellence Award. Other award winners were Kokofu SDA JHS, Dominase SDA JHS and Poano Roman Catholic JHS. The report said Konongo Odumase SHS placed first in the National Debate Competition held in Accra by beating Achimota SHS. Care International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), it said, has adopted 20 basic schools and presented 10,000 exercise books to the pupils.

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Source: GNA
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