International oil firm Tullow Oil said it would help push Ghana’s free secondary education program to succeed.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, executive vice-president of Tullow Kwaku Andoh Awotwi said the company would spend 10 million U.S. dollars over the next five years to build educational infrastructure in selected secondary schools across the country.
“This intervention is critical because we know that much of the constraints in education delivery have to do with infrastructure. So this is the way we can also help the free senior high school program to succeed,” Awotwi said.
He said two million dollars would be spent annually, over the next five years, to build dormitory blocks, classroom blocks and other infrastructure in the selected schools in all 16 regions of the country.
Tullow is the operator of Ghana’s leading oil fields of Jubilee and Tweneboa-Enyinra-Ntomme.
“We have already identified up to 20 schools across the country, and we have made sure that there are schools in every region that will benefit from the support,” Awotwi said.
Ghana started the full-blown free senior high school program in 2017. The policy has, however, suffered a lack of accommodation and classrooms for the increasing numbers of enrollment. Enditem