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04.11.2008 Education

Bomaa Senior High School cries for help

By The Statesman

BOMAA Senior High School in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region is in a dire need of infrastructure, logistics and human resources for its students to also benefit from the quality education that government has introduced across the country through the new educational reforms.

The school, established 25 years ago as a community school by the late Kyei-Badu, a one-time Member of Parliament for the Popular Front Party in the Third Republic, can not boost of a single school bus, assembly hall, dining hall, adequate classrooms, well-stocked library, staff accommodation, among many others, with its current 230 student population.

"This very school has been neglected for far too long. In fact, I have teachers who are very hard working, yet the lack of infrastructure is a great impediment for quality education in the school,' that was how the headmaster, Paul Agyei Badu, put it at a ceremony to mark the school's 25th Anniversary Celebrations and First Speech and Prize Giving Day at the weekend.

The headmaster therefore made a passionate appeal to the Regional Minister, GETFUND Administration, the GES, the district assembly and all stakeholders to come to the aid of the school in order to create a conducive atmosphere for academic work.

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, commended management and staff of the school for their dedication through out all the troubling times.

'This 25th Anniversary celebration is taking place at a time when your school is confronted with problems of increased enrolment, non-expansion of facilities, inadequate number of teachers, falling standards of education and the exhibition of deviant behaviour among students,' Mr. Baffour Awuah stated.

The MP for the area and Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ernest Akubuor Debrah, who has initiated some projects in the school, called on the citizens of the area to support the school to grow to become a big school.

He also challenged the staff and students to continue to be disciplined and work hard to turn the fortunes of the school around.

The Tano North District Director of Education, Anthony Danso, called on all stakeholders, including educationists, parents, chiefs, among others, to create the necessary environment and opportunities for the students to develop and enhance their creative potentials for the benefit of the entire nation.

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