The multipurpose administration block of Mawuli Senior High School in Ho, the Volta Regional capital, DAILY GUIDE has discovered, has very serious defects. The block is flawed by shoddy works inside.
The two-storey facility initially started under the Public Investment Project (PIP) over a decade ago before GETFund took over. The building has three conference rooms with a combined seating capacity of over 1,000 people, a library complex with two computer laboratories and a teachers’ common room. The ground floor is disability friendly.
Tiles, Ceiling, Falling Off
Portions of the falling ceiling n botch tiles
Despite the aesthetic design and superb architecture of the block, it has ceilings falling off on the second floor, which houses the conference halls. The tiles of one of the halls which were re-fixed recently, have started giving off. This was confirmed by the headmaster of the school, John Mawusi Kwame Osei-Nyansah, when he addressed the school’s 64th Honours Day celebration held over the weekend.
In a follow-up interview last Monday, he explained that the project was handed over to the school in 2012 pending a few finishing touches; and the administrators moved into the building last year only to realize that the tiling was poorly done. The contractors were recalled to rectify the leaking roof and re-fix the tiles of one of the conference halls, yet the problem had not been totally solved. The remaining rooms had been abandoned for over four months now, according to the headmaster.
Poor Supervision Of Projects
In his address during the Honours Day, Mr. Osei-Nyansah bemoaned the poor monitoring and supervision of government projects in schools, and cited it as a major cause of shoddy works by some contractors in the country. He therefore called on government to ensure that project consultants perform their jobs efficiently.
Master Donani David, outgoing Chief Officer (Senior Prefect), also appealed for the supply of books to stock the school’s library to enhance quality teaching and learning.
The celebration was on the theme; “Committed and selfless internal structures to rejuvenate Mawuli School for Academic excellence.”
Mr. Francis Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, who represented his boss, Helen Ntoso, commended the stakeholders of Mawuli School for their hard work in the development of quality human resources of the nation over the years.
Professor Mawutor Avorke, an old student and Dean of School of Graduate Studies, University of Education Winneba, noted in his keynote address that the active collaboration among stakeholders with unity of purpose would guarantee the rejuvenation of Mawuli School.
Outstanding students, including Isifu Adiya, Nyamadi Mawuenyega David and Panada Emmanuel Wimbey, were awarded as the overall best students in the first, second and final year classes respectively.