TMA Replace Dilapidated School Block

Tema Metropolitan Assembly
Tema Metropolitan Assembly

Pupils of Mexico Basic School, in Tema Community Two have heaved a sighed of relief as the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) commissioned a new school block to replace their dilapidated old building.

Tema Metropolitan Assembly
Tema Metropolitan Assembly

The new two-storey which cost was not disclosed had 12 classrooms, two headteachers’ offices, two computer rooms, two libraries, two staff common rooms and 32 wash rooms.

The TMA in 2009 proposed to relocate the pupils to another schools due to the seriousness of the cracks in the old building which was constructed in 1962.

A survey report by the Geological Survey Department in 2004 indicated that the building was sited in an earthquake prone zone.

The report stated that, “It was detected that the entire school block has a settlement problem due to the presence of thick layer of expansive clays below the building”.

Commissioning the new school block, Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, said the building was part of the Industrial City Basic Schools being constructed by his outfit in the Metropolis.

Mr Odamtten indicated that as an industrial city, Tema needed a holistic education policy which include good classrooms, furniture and extra-curricular facilities.

He therefore gave the assurance that all the Industrial City Basic Schools would be fenced and facilities such as football and volley ball pitches and basketball courts would be provided to boost teaching and learning.

He added that health posts and proper kitchen facilities would also be provided for public basic schools in the Metropolis.

The MCE urged pupils and teachers to make good use of the school facility and maintain it at all times.
Meanwhile, the TMA has moved some pupils of the TMA Manhean Methodist school to a new three-storey school block at Adjetey Ansah school compound.

The TMA Manhean Methodist School was one of the schools that recently ended the shift education system in the Tema Metropolis.

The Assembly also commissioned a kitchen building for the Community 11 cluster of Schools.


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