Tullow Ghana has handed over a 16-unit girl’s dormitory block to the Nsein Senior High School in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region. The 400-bed capacity block is part of Tullow Ghana’s support to government’s Free Senior High School project.
In 2018, Tullow Ghana made a ten-million-dollar investment commitment to build senior high school infrastructure to support government’s policy of providing free quality senior high school education.
Under the Tullow Free SHS project, the company intends to build six classroom blocks and nine dormitory blocks in five years. The project is in pursuit of Tullow Ghana’s shared prosperity philosophy of sharing benefits of its business with host country and communities in a way that allows them to generate and develop better livelihoods and improved quality of life.
The Headmaster of the School, Mr John Mochia thanked Tullow Ghana for the project, saying it will go a long way to address the infrastructure deficit facing the school with a population of 2,058 students. He also called for assistance to complete some abandoned projects.
The Director of Corporate Affairs, Tullow Ghana, Madam Cynthia Lumor, said the company is hopeful that the completion of projects under the $10 million investment program will enhance government’s target of increased enrollment in Senior High School by rural poor junior high school graduates.
The Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh was hopeful that, the investment by Tullow particularly in the TVET sector will create the opportunity for young Ghanaians to be equipped with the capacity to participate actively in the upstream petroleum industry.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah said the region is grateful for the investment in education by players in the Oil and Gas industry. He said this has resulted in increased enrolment in schools in the Western Region.
By: Marie Aziz Tunde.