The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Foundation has handed over a new 24-unit sanitary facility to Sekondi College.
The facility, which comes with a mechanized water system, replaces an old, dilapidated structure which had been in use for many years until it was abandoned due to the physical and health risks it posed to students.
A situation which resulted in practices of indiscriminate and open defecation by some students.
During a short handing-over ceremony, the Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Guddey Abena Ampomah Kermah, thanked GNPC for what she described as “a timely response to the school’s call for help”.
One that is exacerbated by the growing number of students intake each academic year.“
This will go a long way to improve on hygiene conditions of students in a time when the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic remain fresh on the mind,” she added.
The Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dr. Dominic Eduah, stated that GNPC’s focus on CSR is driven by a resolve to ensure that the gains made from Ghana’s oil activities benefit Ghanaians.
Dr. Eduah reminded the school of the need to exhibit the highest standards of care in maintaining the facility to ensure it achieves the goal of serving many students in the future.
The school’s authority introduced a Maintenance Committee of Teachers and students tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the facility is put to sustainable use.