Mr. Acheampong Siribuor, headmaster of Bonwire Senior High Technical School together with the student leadership of the school, have made a passionate appeal to the government and other philanthropists to assist them with many facilities lacking in the school.
According to the headmaster, the school is in urgent need of accommodation for male students and teaching staff.
He said getting this support from the government will help enhance teaching and learning in a very peaceful manner. He also believes there will be very effective supervision when both students and teachers are equipped.
According to the headmaster, the absence of a boys’ dormitory and teachers’ bungalow make life in the school very tough.
He said the school which has a population of over 1700 is having majority of its students and teachers coming from home due to the lack of dormitory and bungalows for students and teachers respectively.
He noted that the current bungalow in the school was a project initiated by the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA).
He added that the school buildings which are overage, urgently needed some renovation and painting. He however commended both the chief and queen mother of Bonwire for already donating over 40 buckets of paint and called for more from others.
To ensure effective security, the headmaster called for the complete fencing of the school.
He also lamented the water challenges facing the school. "The water system is also a pressing issue. Students are forced to queue for water, sometimes there is a total shortage making issues very difficult," he said..
Speaking on behalf of the student leadership, Ms. Abdallah Hamdallatu who is the Assistant Girls' School Prefect, said, the school lacked many other facilities such as the science laboratory.
She also bemoaned the lack of enough beds among others in the school's sick bay. On behalf of the school, the Girls' Prefect appealed to the government, philanthropists and other old students to come to the school's aid.
Both the students and the headmaster made this passionate appeal during a grand durbar of the school's SRC week celebration and homecoming event.
The theme for the celebration was "Achieving Academic Excellence Through Discipline".
Mr. Siribour who expressed gratitude and commendations for both the attendees and the organising committee said, the leadership of the school was determined to ensure discipline to bring out the best.
Nana Asumadu Asuako Tirimuodehene, Sanaahene of Bonwire who represented the chief of Bonwire, Nana Bobbie Ansah II commended the school for its achievements.
"We need to fight to make this school one of the best, as we are doing for the Kente sector. We're already making strides in the Kente industry and the same way we need to uplift the image of the school. Nananom are not going to sleep on this matter, we'll make sure the school is satisfied with its needs.
"I represented my chief and I'm going to tell him what happened here for the necessary measures to be put in place," he said.