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09.03.2009 Education

Nkoranman SHS excels in WASSCE…But cries for infrastructure

By Micael Boateng, Seikwa - Ghanaian Chronicle

Despite numerous problems facing the Nkoranman Senior High School at Seikwa in the Tain District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, the school has been performing creditably well in the Weste African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for the past three years.

Mr. Moses Kofi Boakye, Headmaster of the school who made the announcement at the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Annual General Meeting recently, said since the year 2006, the school had been scoring 100 per cent in the WASSCE, and commended the staff for their hard work.

Nkoranman Senior High School was established in 1989 as a community-based school, and was later absorbed by the government in 1994.

Currently, the enrolment of the school stands at 649, out of which 247 are girls, while the rest are boys.

Touching on some of the problems facing the school, Mr. Boakye mentioned lack of an assembly hall, inadequate classrooms, lack of accommodation for teachers, and non-payment of school fees, as some of the major problems facing the school.

According to Mr. Boakye, the school finds it very difficult to retain teachers, due to lack of residential accommodation.

He stressed the urgent need to engage the services of part-time teachers to handle Integrated Science and Chemistry, since the regular science teacher had left for further studies.

The Headmaster was unhappy with the inability of the Tain District Assembly to release funds for the completion of a computer laboratory started some years ago, even though the assembly had allocated funds for the completion of the project.

He, therefore, appealed to the assembly to help complete the project, in order to facilitate teaching and learning of ICT in the school. Mr. Boakye further commended the government for providing the school with a girls' hostel and a bus.