Low enrollment at Abeadze State College at Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region has compelled authorities to close down the school.

The school which was established in 2004, has the capacity to enroll more than 1,500 students to pursue various SHS programmes is currently overgrown by weeds and wasting away.

It has a 400 capacity boys  dormitory facility and a 5-storey building with a 12-unit classroom block to facilitate teaching and learning but the challenge faced by authorities is the low enrollment.

Abeadze State College which is not a government assisted Senior High School ,started recording low student enrollment following the free SHS implementation.

It was established by the Vice President of the National House of Chiefs who is the  Omanhene of Abeadze Dominase Traditional Area, Dassbre Kwebu Ewsui who has expressed worry over the development.

According to him, following the implementation of the free SHS by government, no student is willing to attend the school as most Junior High School (JHS) graduates have been absorbed by the public schools.

“I pay tutors from my pocket and sometimes received some support from benefactors”, he  revealed; appealing to the  Minister of Education Hon Matthew Opoku- Premph to ensure that students are  places in the school.

Headmistress of the School, Miss Margaret Forson observed that it was discouraging to see the efforts of the Chief waste away when it was meant to benefit residents of Abeadze Dominase and communities within its catchment area.

She disclosed that, only eleven of all continuing students the school reported to school a situation which has left the whole community in a state of disbelieve.

Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman, Hon Ekow Nkansah Hayford has pledged the school authorities and also Chiefs of the area that, by next year government will absorb and assist the school on Free SHS Policy.




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