14th July 2024

Dr Adutwum (middle) inspects the project

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has expressed satisfaction with the rate of work on Ghana’s first Creative Arts School, currently being constructed at Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region. The project is expected to be completed in December, 2021. About 60 per cent of the works has so far been executed. Two main contractors, Messrs Golden Mainland and Uton Engineering, are working on the project.

The project, when completed, will come with facilities such as a 750-capacity girls’ dormitory and a 500-capacity boys’ dormitory, classroom blocks and a studio laboratory.

Commitment

Speaking to the media during an inspection of the project, Dr Adutwum said the government is committed to diversifying the economy by grooming young talents for the creative arts industry. He added that the government is hoping that the completion of the school would enhance job creation and lead to poverty alleviation in the country.

The Minister was accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Kwadaso, Dr Kingsley Nyarko, and Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Mr Agyenim Boateng.

Work on the project commenced in 2019. On completion, it would spearhead the nation’s bid to identify and harness young talents in areas encompassing literature, music, drama, visual arts, dance, sound engineering and film production.

Dr Adutwum said a team of experts had been put together to develop the curriculum for the institution, adding that the operationalization of the nation’s premier Creative Arts SHS was expected to commence soon.

“The vision of the government is very clear. That, in promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we do not have to leave out the creative arts,” he observed.

The creative arts industry, according to the Minister, has many prospects for the younger generation, adding that the government is committed to investing in the sector to brighten the future of the youth.

The MP for the area, Dr Nyarko, said the authorities had been monitoring the project to ensure its successful completion.

The Project Coordinator for Messrs Golden Mainland, Mr Daniel Ohene, after leading the Minister and his entourage to inspect the facility, gave the assurance that the contractors had resolved to complete the work as scheduled.

 

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